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This listing is a compilation of both questions asked in-site and questions related to accessibility themes gathered from different sources (stackoverflow, UX Stack Exchange).

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Custom Accessibility for NSSegmentedControl's Segments

Stackoverflow

I have a NSTouchBar with an item whose view is a NSSegmentedControl that has 4 items - A, B, C, D.

Tags: 
  • osx
  • accessibility

AXObserverCreate with notification example in Swift, Accessibility API

Stackoverflow

I'm trying to make use of Accesibility API in Swift, to register for notifications of window properties of the current frontmost app.

Tags: 
  • swift
  • osx
  • syntax
  • notifications
  • accessibility

AXObserverCreate example in Swift, AXObserverCallback error

Stackoverflow

I'm trying to make use of Accesibility API in Swift, to register for notifications of window properties of the current frontmost app.

Tags: 
  • swift
  • osx
  • pointers
  • syntax
  • accessibility

Swift4: `AXUIElementCopyAttributeValue()` returns `AXError.cannotComplete`

Stackoverflow

On running the following code:

let pid = getAppPid()
let AXApp = AXUIElementCreateApplication(pid)

Tags: 
  • swift
  • osx
  • cocoa
  • accessibility
  • swift4

How to prevent Voice Over from reading unaffiliated HTML text (next div)?

Stackoverflow

I have an issue where drilling down into a text field with Control+Option+Shift+Down ends up reading more than what's currently inside of the text field.

Tags: 
  • javascript
  • html
  • osx
  • accessibility
  • wai-aria

Applescript action Airdrop - identify property of dialog box

Stackoverflow

This Automator action uses Accessibility / AppleScript to auto accept airdrop items. Its great.

Tags: 
  • osx
  • applescript
  • accessibility
  • macos-high-sierra

Are Quartz event services/event taps deprecated?

Event taps provide a way to create assistive technologies as described here:

Tags: 
  • objective-c
  • swift
  • osx
  • cocoa
  • accessibility

How can I change one single colour on Mac OS X screen (similar to invert colours)?

I've read some guys have done a trick editing this file, but I'm not a guru.

defaults write com.apple.CoreGraphics \
(DisplayUseInvertedPolarity -bool YES)

Tags: 
  • osx
  • graphics
  • colors
  • accessibility

Enable a process started from a service in Accessibility on Mac

My bundle structure is like below:

Tags: 
  • osx
  • service
  • accessibility

MacOS OSX How to change the text to speech voice in terminal or with a keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for a way to change the voice with a shortcut:
going in to settings->accessibility->Speech and setting the voice "Alex"
take's to long.

Tags: 
  • osx
  • terminal
  • accessibility
  • text-to-speech
  • macos-sierra

How to get the Objective-C class name corresponding to an AXUIElement?

Apple's Accessibility Inspector tool displays the Objective-C class corresponding to the currently inspected UI Element. See NSButtonCell at the very bottom of this screenshot:

Tags: 
  • objective-c
  • osx
  • accessibility
  • appkit
  • accessibility-api