RE: GEP-11: Application list for 2.4 - Accessibility

On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 11:12, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-04-18 at 07:26, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > AT = "Accessibility Technology", right?
> Right.
> > By the way, how will people be able to turn on the accessibility technology
> > support before the accessibility technology support is turned on? Will
> > accessible PCs always need to be setup by someone else?
> Good question, that probably needs to be answered by the a11y hackers
> rather than me :)  From my usability point of view, one solution might
> be to always have accessibility support enabled on the login screen, at
> least on systems where there's a possibility that users might require
> it.  Then if a user actually uses any ATs to help them log in, turn on
> the AT support switch and start the corresponding ATs automatically when
> their session starts up too.  I don't know whether that's technically
> possible though.
> (After a user's first login, hopefully the combination of gconf and
> session management would take care of remembering what ATs the user
> wants to run by default).

There's some work going on now to gdm regarding "gesture listeners" such
that gdm recognizes from various user actions (i.e. XInput button down 5
sec, etc.) during login that causes various assistive technologies to be
launched.  That code could be reused in gnome-settings-daemon or in a
special accessibility daemon as well... or, as you say, gdm could pass
the info on to gnome-session.

- Bill

> Cheeri,
> Calum.
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