gdm a11y issues
- From: Brian Cameron <Brian Cameron Sun COM>
- To: gdm sunsite dk
- Subject: gdm a11y issues
- Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 16:56:52 -0600
GDM is very close to being an accessible login solution, but there are a
few serious blocking bugs that need to be resolved.
1. If GOK (or any program) is launched while the chooser is being displayed, the
user can never leave the chooser screen (a user must telnet into the machine
and run gdm-restart to get the machine back to a usable state):
I'm not exactly sure why gdm is behaving this way. I'm happy to fix the
problem, but am hoping that someone can give me a clue regarding how to
correctly fix this.
2. gdm does not support theming:
It is important for the user to be able to change the theme to LargeIcon,
Inverse, etc. in order to support various visibility impairments. I'm
not sure the best approach to allow the user to change the theme.
Perhaps we could add a menu where the user could select various a11y
themes that are available for use, or perhaps the gesture listener
mechanism could be used to launch a program that allows the user to
change the theme. Unfortunately the theme capplet can't be used
directly because it allows users to install new themes, a feature that
shouldn't be available before login.
It would also be nice if the theme would stick when the user switches
between the chooser/greeter programs. Any suggestions regarding how
this should be supported would be appreciated.
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