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Re: Slashdot: lively debate on unix and accessibility

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 13:06:27 +0000
Message-Id: <200112051005.fB5A56H24662@post.cnt.ru>
To: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Wednesday 05 December 2001 06:12, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
|   http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/12/04/1720228
 
<quote>
I'm not aware of anything, other than Emacspeak, and that doesn't do much to 
enable the use of Gnome or KDE to a handicapped person."
</quote>

It seems original poster (named "pll") is not aware of KDE support for 
accessibility at all.
Konqueror (KDE's web browser/file manager) offer extensive support 
(Settings->Stylesheets-General option: 
 'use accessibility stylesheet defined in "Customize" tab')
It has support for invert (or custom) colors, image suppression, changes to 
base font familiy and font size, auto-increase for fonts, etc., plus Preview 
option.
Plus, you can use user-defined stylesheet with '!important' instructions 
(which are respected properly)

There is also Personalization->Accessibility tab in KDE COntrol Center, which 
offers:
* visible bell
* audible bell
* sticky keys
* slow keys
* bounce keys
* mouse navigation wth keyboard

Hope this helps.
If you have more questions you can install latest KDE stable release (2.2.2) 
either from www.kde.org or from your favourite Linux distribution.
 
-- 

Vadim Plessky
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