[Accessibility] Keyboard Access Functional Specification v0.71
Gunnar Schmi Dt
gunnar at schmi-dt.de
Mon Aug 15 10:33:28 PDT 2005
I am currently working the relevant parts of KDE in order to make KDE
conform to the current version of our Keyboard Access Functional
However, it seems like there are some minor shortcomings in the
specification which make my task more difficult. In fact I have one
question with regards to the contents of the specification and two
questions with regards to unclear wording.
For the Feature 2 (MousKeys) we have five requested functionalities (2.2 to
2.6) that each have a range of values. How do these functionalities relate
to the five mk_* settings of the X server? With KDE it is possible to set
all of those, but I will have to extend the ranges for the values.
However, I have problems to map the five requested features to the five
Functionality 7.3 requests me to "provide a means of enabling the keyboard
shortcuts for StickyKeys and SlowKeys to be turned on/off; turning this
functionality off turns the features off and disables the keyboard
As far as I understand this sentence it is enough to provide a way to turn
off both all AccessX features and all gestures in one go. In KDE we
support that in the dialog that is shown whenever a gesture was used. Is
that enough for conforming to this feature?
Functionality 7.4. requests me to "provide a time-out option that turns
StickyKeys and SlowKeys off automatically after a specified period of time
without keyboard activity; invoking StickyKeys or SlowKeys from the
keyboard must over-ride this feature."
What exactly is intended with the request "invoking StickyKeys or SlowKeys
from the keyboard must over-ride this feature"? Is it enough to make sure
that the needed features can be turned on again with a keyboard gesture?
Gunnar Schmi Dt
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