Implement Caret and Focus Tracking for GNOME Shell
To implement a caret and focus tracking device within GNOME Shell and allow the magnifier to use this device to display current keyboard focus. This work would contribute a focus and caret tracking "device" within GNOME Shell to the benefit of the GNOME community. The work also allows the magnifier to use this device in order to display current keyboard focus which enable users with low vision to use GNOME more easily.
Click here to be directed to the project page on live.gnome.org for more details
The magnifier was originally authored by Joseph Scheuhammer who developed magnification that was able to track the mouse. The magnifier has a set of auxiliary tools, such as 'crosshairs' which make it easier for users with low vision to find the mouse position so that they can navigate the desktop and 'contrast' which make the images on desktop widgets sharper. An details of GNOME Shell magnification can be found on the dedicated magnification wiki page.
The magnifier has needed focus tracking to make navigating the desktop easier for users and caret tracking to aid users in reading and writing documents and web pages.
Thanks to the A11y and GNOME Shell teams for the time they have given to support the work as well as the omnipotent Google who kept me out of trouble this summer, by giving me stuff (including access to one of the funniest mailing lists known to humanity).
With special thanks to the following individuals: Joseph Scheuhammer, Alejandro Piñeiro, Jasper St. Pierre, Joanmarie Diggs, Javier Jardón, Matthias Clasen, Ryan Lortie, Juanjo Marin, Florian Müllner, Richard Schwarting, Mike Gorse, Kalev Lember, Lafargue Sébastien, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, and I am sure I have missed somebody because a host of others have helped make the project a success.
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