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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2023-12
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KDE Plasma Wayland

Accessibility and advanced graphics input support for KDE Plasma Wayland

Plasma is the desktop provided by the KDE project, one of the largest and most successful open source initiatives in the world. Wayland is the successor of X11 for Unix desktops and the future for many reasons, including security and privacy. However there are some user groups that currently do not have their requirements satisfied. Some people have motor impairments of their arms/hands (such as restricted movement, tremors, or missing fingers) that make it hard or impossible to operate a traditional computer keyboard. Operating systems provide a number of options like sticky keys, slow keys, or bounce keys to accommodate for such disabilities. Another pain point is configuration of graphics tablet input devices. This includes things like mapping the tablet area to an output area, binding tablet/stylus buttons to actions, or configuring pen pressure curves. This proposal will implement support for these special user groups in KDE Plasma on Wayland.

Run by KDAB (www.kdab.com)

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.