openSUSE and the ways of a11y
So further to my post on a11y in openSUSE, I was asked how one would enable Accessibility. Now to be honest I only kind of know how to do it in GNOME, so I set off on a little exploration of the other desktop environments.
It may seem strange that I’m trying to champion a subject that I don’t really know, but that’s part of the reason why I’m doing so. Accessibility isn’t supposed to a buzzword, it is meant to be a usable function for all. Hopefully I can learn a bit along the way and get the message out there – oh and if you could do the same that would just be spiffy ;-)
I present what I have found so far below in a simple little pictorial guide of how to get to the general a11y settings. I have tried four desktops – GNOME, KDE, XFCE and LXDE, I couldn’t find anything in LXDE so I’ll try and revisit it later once I’ve had more time.
Like I said this is just a very quick guide on how to do it. I’m very sure there are more settings to deal with, especially in KDE but I don’t know them (yet). If you do then please shout out and help.
One of the next things I need to learn is what applications are there specifically for a11y. I know of a few but never used them (at least I dont think I have), and I’m sure I only know of a small number.