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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
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."

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 
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 
* 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
http://kde2.newmail.ru  (English)
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Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2001 05:05:52 UTC

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