Re: Intro and gnopernicus question

Hi Willem,

> For an application to be accessible it must be a GNOME 2.x application.
> I am not sure what the accessible state of mozilla is. I know that it is
> being worked on but I do not know whether the version you have is
> accessible.
> I do not think that recompiling will help make applications accessible.

Ummm... I'm sure what Padraig meant to say is that for an application to be
accessible it must follow the rules of GNOME 2.x accessibility (like Java
apps and StarOffice with the Java Access Bridge for GNOME).

The mozilla accessibility work touches lots of mozilla, and in order to keep
the mozilla accessibility team working efficiently they have agreed with the
overall mozilla engineering effort to do only periodic putbacks of their
work.  They maintain a set of periodic builds on for your
testing pleasure.  See and also specifically


Peter Korn
Sun Accessibility team

> Willem van der Walt wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Just to confirm, enabling the accessability key worked just as you said.
> > Gnopernicus now speaks. Just one other question, do one need to
> > recompile the standard applications like mozilla before they will speak?
> > The things in the gnome desktop seems to talk, but none of the
> > applications that i
> > have tryed does.
> > Most of them are not the very latest versions and are those that were
> > installed
> > by rpm from Redhat 9.
> > TIA
> > Willem
> >
> > On 25 Aug 2003, Bill Haneman wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi Willem:
> >>
> >>I hope you have made some progress since your email on Thursday.  Note
> >>that Mario's information is correct, you need to "turn on" accessibility
> >>support in order to successfully use gnopernicus.  You can check to see
> >>if accessibility is enabled at the system level by typing
> >>
> >>gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility
> >>
> >>
> >>The reply should be 'true', if not, then you can turn this configuration
> >>option on with the following command (please note the command below
> >>wraps over multiple lines in this email, enter it as one line)
> >>
> >>gconftool-2 --set --type bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility
> >>true
> >>
> >>Once you've turned this "key" on, you will need to log out and back in.
> >>
> >>The information which Tatus forwarded concerns only the use of
> >>"accessible login" work-in-progress, I suggest that you don't pay any
> >>attention to that information yet since it doesn't directly impact what
> >>you are doing now, it's only for people who want to make their graphical
> >>login accessible, and as Brian indicated (who wrote the 'help'), that
> >>feature is work-in-progress and requires considerable additional setup.
> >>None of the information in that second email should be required in order
> >>to use gnopernicus once you are successfully logged in.
> >>
> >>best regards,
> >>
> >>Bill Haneman
> >>
> >>
> >>_______________________________________________
> >>gnome-accessibility-list mailing list
> >>gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > gnome-accessibility-list mailing list
> > gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
> >
> _______________________________________________
> gnome-accessibility-list mailing list
> gnome-accessibility-list gnome org

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]