Features/Accessibility control panel

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Summary

Allow Sugar users to configure the keyboard accessibility options.

Owner

Credits

  • Plan Ceibal
    • Coming-up with the feature, and supporting it.

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.88
  • Last updated: 18/12/2012
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Added to control panel new section: "Accesibilidad". This item allow configuration of Mouse keys, Sticky Keys, and Bounce Keys.

  • Mouse keys: move the mouse pointer with the numeric keypad.
  • Sticky keys: allows the user to press key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, and remain active until another key is pressed.
  • Bounce Keys: allows you to configure the keyboard to ignore rapid, repeated key presses of the same key.

Benefit to Sugar

Handicapped users with will be able to use the keyboard more easily and move the mouse pointer with the numeric keypad.

Scope

We'll need to add an extension for the control panel and use the process "ax" to set configuration (mouseKeys, stickyKeys and bounceKeys).

UI Design

Enable Mouse-Keys

  • (usage: self-explanatory)
  • Note that, for the mouse-keys to be usable, the "mouse acceleration" should be set to high (thanks to Nitika for this tip !!)

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Enable Sticky-Keys

  • (usage: self-explanatory)

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Enable Bounce-Keys

  • (usage: self-explanatory)

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Enable Virtual-Keyboard

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Open keyboard

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Keyboard appears as a modal-window

  • (that is, it would never disappear now, unless explicitly closed).

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Set settings to Speak-as-you-type

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As keys are pressed, character is spoken

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As keys are pressed, character is spoken

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Medium-sized (complete) keyboard

  • (by setting Tamano->MEDIANO)

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Large-sized (complete) keyboard

  • (by setting Tamano->GRANDE)

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(Large-sized) number-only keyboard

  • (by setting Tipo->NUMERICO)

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(Large-sized) letters-only keyboard

  • (by setting Tipo->LETRAS)

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Enable Contrast

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My-Settings view

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Enable Capital-Letters

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My-Settings view

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Enable White-Mouse

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My-Settings view

  • (White-mouse could not be taken in snapshot.)

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Disable all features; return to normal mode

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Magnifier (popped up by pressing F13 key)

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How To Test

Features/Accessibility control panel/Testing

User Experience

Users will see a new control panel section to configurate accessibility options.

Dependencies

None.

Contingency Plan

None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion