[Kde-accessibility] KDE philosophy

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 08:19:19 CET 2009

> The kdea11y package ships a few schemes that are supposedly safe for
> single-color deficiency. If there's a problem with them, or a general
> problem with KDE w.r.t. color blindness, I'd like to know about it. (I
> won't be able to fix every possible app-specific problem of course.)
> (Any such discussion should go to the a11y list; see reply-to.)

This is OT for the discussion so I will try to steer it on topic. If
you are saying that there are types of colour blindness for which KDE
caters, how would colour blind potential KDE users know that? Now, if
there were some document that said "KDE caters to X, Y, and Z people"
then the colour blind potential user could say "hey, that fits me!"
and try KDE. In an ideal world this step would be unnecessary, however
we don't live in an ideal world.

I would like to make it clear that accessibility is not the only area
in which a user may have a problem using any particular technology. We
seem to have taken off with this one, but there are other areas as
well. Two other areas that come to mind are competency level, and
willingness to learn (learning curve). I will try to identify all
there areas and address them. Thanks!

Dotan Cohen



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