RE: GEP-11: Application list for 2.4 - Accessibility
- From: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
- To: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
- Cc: Murray Cumming Comneon com, desktop-devel-list gnome org, louie ximian com, jdub perkypants org, release-team gnome org, mpeseng tin it, rich burridge sun com, nlevitt columbia edu
- Subject: RE: GEP-11: Application list for 2.4 - Accessibility
- Date: 22 Apr 2003 16:18:32 +0100
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?
> > 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.
> CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
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