Re: Proposal: enable accessibility by default for GNOME

Gestures are definitely a very good way to launch the assistive
technologies.  The work Jon McCann and company are doing with
gnome-session and gdm should also make the gestures available in a
logged-in session as well.



On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 17:29 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 5:19 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> > That sounds nice, but I don't
> > see how just enabling AT-SPI et al accomplishes this.
> >
> > For instance, if a blind user logs in, she'll still have
> > to navigate to the accessibility preferences to enable a
> > screen reader.  Granted, with accessibility already loaded,
> > she won't have to log out and back in.  But it's still five
> > or so completely blind clicks she has to manage to make.
> >
> > Since you don't seem to be proposing enabling any particular
> > accessibility tool by default (and enabling them all would
> > be insane), what's the proposal for how to deal with this?
> > To an average user, the core infrastructure being loaded
> > doesn't mean anything if the tool she needs isn't there.
> Hotkey/gesture activation at the GDM prompt level (at least it used to
> work this way).

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