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What changes can I make to my IDE to minimize the effect of my dyslexia?

I program and I am dyslexic. My vision is excellent. I do poorly processing symbols and am a visual thinker. When I code, I'm slower than normal people because I am unpredictably unaware of the ...
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Why not expose a primary key

In my education I have been told that it is a flawed idea to expose actual primary keys (not only DB keys, but all primary accessors) to the user. I always thought it to be a security problem ...
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Does Web Accessibility have something to do in server side languages?

I want to understand how web accessibility experts deals with websites if they want to confirm that those sites are compatible with accessibility guidelines. Do they have to understand any server-side ...
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What steps should be taken to make sure your software is usable by disabled people?

I want to make sure a piece of software I am writing is usable by people with various disabilities such as blindness and an inability to use a mouse and / or keyboard. Unfortunately I have no ...
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Parallel programming library? (+ some features)

Note: this is a reposting as the question has been considered non-suitable for the Stack Overflow forum and should have been posted here. The original topic is there. I'd like to talk of ...
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Best way to contact Microsoft about accessibility in their developer tools?

I'm a totally blind programmer who would like to learn .net. It appears that the Visual Studio express additions are not accessible since the scripts that come with Jaws for Widnows, the screen ...
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Why is accessibility important?

It seems to be quite a big thing right now and experience with converting web sites to be more accessible seems to be a common criteria for jobs. My question is, why is it important? Is it a legal ...
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Webcam software for both Windows and Linux – possible? [closed]

my visually impaired sister uses a webcam with DIY stand as a digital magnifier to read printed texts. We wanted to initiate a project to create a software - in fact only a modified webcam viewer ...
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Where can I ask for an accessibility review for a site? [closed]

I'm not too, too far (I hope) from finishing a site. I want to have it reviewed with an eye to its accessibility. The site's job is to display streaming, up-to-the-10-second-period stock-option data. ...
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Is obtrusive JavaScript ever ok?

I was thinking that if all the users of a website are required to have JavaScript enabled, Is it ok to use obtrusive JavaScript? I'm all for progressive enhancement, but what's the point when an ...
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How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?

Should web developers continue to spend effort progressively enhancing our web applications with JavaScript, ensuring that features gracefully degrade, thereby ensuring accessibility? Or should we ...
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Programming with Dyslexia

I have very severe Dyslexia along with Dysnomia and Dysgraphia. I have known about it since I was a child. My reading and writing skills are pretty crippled, but I have learned to deal with it. ...