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Are there Emacs tools for the visually-impaired?

I have a client, a Ph.D. candidate in Computational Chemistry, that is visually impaired. He's pretty self sufficient and he's had some success learning the content by directly reading source, when ...
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Typing quickly when Control, Alt and Esc are hard to reach

I'm very new to Emacs and I'm trying the built-in tutorial. After I went through the basics, I found it really hard to reach the Ctrl and Alt or Esc keys. I'm trying to type faster but since all the ...
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Looking for a theme that takes medical considerations into account

As the title suggests, I am interested in an emacs theme that has been specifically designed for the good of the 24/7 hard-working programmer's eyes. Notice that this question is not opinion-based; I ...
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Format help buffers to specific width

I'm helping a visually impaired user make viewing documentation in Emacs easier. He sets his font size such that he has about 40 columns of text in a full-screen frame with no splits (and he has ...
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Editing subtitles or closed caption files?

I'm having trouble locating any Emacs modes supporting YouTube caption/subtitles files. This YouTube help page details the list of file formats for subtitles and captioning supported by YouTube: ...
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Automatically toggle external display profile

Apologies I know this will seem pedestrian -- please forgive me, I'm a newbie. I have low vision, so I'd like to automatically toggle different "display profiles" based on whether there is an external ...
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How can I view accent characters natively?

In GUI emacs 25.3.1, I have a text file with octal character codes for accents. For example I have many \212 characters which are really Š characters. If I replace-string the occurrences, it shows ...
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Problems using ^ in calc

I'm using calc on OSX and on a spanish keyboard, and I see some problems in using ^, but this is the most annoying: when I type this example from de calc tutorial 1: 2 2: 2 1: 8 ...
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