Two maintainers of screen reader software have arrived on Phabricator over the past few weeks with the goal of finally making Plasma usable for the blind and visually impaired.
Here’s what Promo can do to seize the moment right now:
- @chempfling asked to have a Dot post made about his efforts, so more people in KDE could know what’s going on and lend a hand.
- Update the wiki to reflect current capabilities and to stop highlighting poorly maintained solutions. KWin’s Zoom effect vs. KZoom, for example.
- Reciprocate the effort and get in touch with people like Orca’s Joan Marie Diggs to establish more open lines of communication and cooperation with a11y.
There has been some amazing progress, but they have been vocal about wanting to tap into the knowledge and assistance of the wider KDE community.
Embracing their efforts to reach out and contribute will help us fulfill the promise of KDE’s manifesto while becoming more attractive to enterprise and education clients who have a legal obligation to provide accessible solutions.