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HandyLinux is given Out-of-the-box with simple tools to enhance accessibility. They are availables in the Menu Bar right bottom :
If you need to add accessibility tool feel free to visit Raiders section.
Virtual Magnifying Glass is a screen enlarger for all your screen. Usefull when you don't see well or for some détails on text or image.
The software is available by Help Menu. left-click on the appropriated icon “?” right bottom of the screen and choose , puis choisissez “Magnifying Glass”.
Once launched, you can see an icon in the notification area right bottom of the screen.
Magnifying Glass appears immediately, replacing and following the mouse movement. Zoom in or out with the mouse whell .
to catch back the mouse, just left-click the mouse. The magnifying glass icon is still on the notification area and can be launched by clicking on it. To disable it, left-click on the icon and choose “Quit”.
Virtual Magnifying Glass is differnet from the other alike softwres due to its mobile glass. Most of the times others open a distinct window.
VMG isn't interactive : you can't act on the windows by it. VMG only acts as a zoom glass.
The keyboard shortcuts are available when VMG is activated :
: awating application translation
Redshift applies a color filter to your screen to reduce eyestrain. Launch it by the tool menu, activate, stop or configure your geographic localization. The new version includes a manon' script to automatically set up your city.
Thanks to Starsheep, firepowi and manon for the localization scripts.
since HandyLinux-1.7, Iceweasel is the default web browser. Documentation waiting for edition
In the HandyLinux web browser Chromium (before HandyLinux-1.7), you can use a virtual keyboard and speech synthesis.
since HandyLinux-1.7, the virtual keyboard is handled by the fxkeyboard addon in Iceweasel.
Chrome virtual keyboard appears on demand when you left-click an input field. It shows a keyboard icon, if you left-click on it your virtual keyboard pops up :
Cliquer avec votre souris sur les touches du clavier virtuel pour remplir le champ de saisie.
Le clavier virtuel disparaît automatiquement lorsqu'il n'est plus nécessaire.
since HandyLinux-1.7, speech synthesis is handled by the foxvox addon in Iceweasel.
Feeling uncomfortable for reading? Select a text with the mouse (left-click, stay pressed and select what you need) then left-click on “Speakit” icon. Your text is readen with Google TTS (Text to Speech).
For Speakit preferencies, right-click on the icon and choose “options”
When you start Chromium, you can use Voice Search if you have a microphone…
Speak freely a word or sentence in a text area instead of writing it. Whereever there's a microphone icon in a text area, you could speak by clicking on it (or focus the text area and press Ctrl+Maj+. (point)). Once you have clicked on the microphone icon, Google starts searching the words you speak.
Give it a try : left-click on the micrphone and say “Show me pictures of Colorado.”. Awesome isn't it ?!
PS: You need an active microphone to make it work.