Computer accessibility


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Modern computers, in standard configuration, are effectively locked to people who can only type with one finger or have visual and motor deficits. Luckily, buried deep inside Windows 95™ are some features that can allow just about anyone, with a single finger and lots of patience, to fully utilize their Windows 95™ PC without any specialized hardware or software.


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The Apple iOS operating system found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is the most accessible operating system out of the box for switch users. In 2013, Apple introduced a powerful new feature called Switch Control for iOS 7. Shortly after Switch Control was introduced, we put together our first comprehensive guide, Switch Control – The Missing User Guide, to help everyone understand the power of Switch Control and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get it set up. Since then we have released several updated guides for each version of iOS.


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The purpose of this HOWTO is to introduce the tools, applications, and configuration utilities that are available to Linux users who are disabled.


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Gnu/Linux distributions provide great advantages over proprietary alternatives for people with disabilities. In this article, I'll discuss some of the advantages, as well as areas that need improvement. Because I use Fedora, my article is written based on my experience with that Linux distribution.

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Today's technology is redefining human potential. Current computer hardware and software can create new ways for people with any kind of a disability to interact with the world. In this book the Alliance for Technology Access, a coalition of the foremost experts in the country, many of whom experience the disabilities they address, brings together the latest information and straightforward approaches to exploring technology options.


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In human–computer interaction, computer accessibility (also known as accessible computing) refers to the accessibility of a computer system to all people, regardless of disability type or severity of impairment. The term "accessibility" is most often used in reference to specialized hardware or software, or a combination of both, designed to enable use of a computer by a person with a disability or impairment. Specific technologies may be referred to as assistive technology.


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