Starting Orca Screenreader
When orca is properly installed Plasma offers two ways to start it.
Plasma offers by default a shortcut to start the screenreader. After you logged in, press Meta+Alt+S to turn the screenreader on or off.
To autostart orca after login:
- Go to System Settings
- Go to Section "Accessibility"
- Go to Tab "Screenreader"
- Check "Screenreader enabled" checkbox
Activating Visual Aids
Plasma desktop effects contain several accessibility-oriented features, including full-screen zoom, color inversion and assistance locating the mouse pointer.
Settings for these features can be found under Workspace Behavior -> Desktop Effects -> Accessibility.
Meta+= and Meta+- zooms in and out, respectively.
The scale factor and mouse pointer tracking can be adjusted in the system settings. For a fixed-sized zoom window, use the "Magnifier" effect rather than the "Zoom" effect.
- Meta+Ctrl+I inverts colors for the entire screen.
- Meta+Ctrl+U inverts colors for the current window.
Accessing the application launcher
- Alt+F1 opens the K-Menu Application launcher just fine.
- Alt+D is for configuring the Application launcher doesn't work but brings up KRunner.
The system tray is currently not accessible
- Ctrl + number switches to a virtual desktop. Use for example Ctrl+1 to access the first virtual desktop.
- Configuring virtual desktops: TODO
The lock screen is accessible.
- Ctrl-Alt-L locks the screen
- Use Tab to navigate the lock screen when active. There is one text edit for the password (type your password and press Enter to unlock).
- There are some additional buttons for shutdown and reboot.
- The username is a list that can be navigated with the left and right arrow keys to switch between users and start new sessions.