Re: GDM accessibility sans AT-SPI
- From: Henrik Nilsen Omma <henrik ubuntu com>
- To: "gnome-accessibility-list gnome org" <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: GDM accessibility sans AT-SPI
- Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 23:10:05 +0100
Bill Haneman wrote:
Actually by "themed version" you are referring to branding-type
themes; the existing gdmlogin screen DOES work quite well with
accessibility-related themes, for instance large print, high contrast,
inverse, etc. etc.
Right, but how many distros use that as their default? (I actually don't
know, just that Ubuntu doesn't). As always I'm very eager to get solid
accessibility solution in the _default_ installs. That's what people
will encounter and what computer makers and organisations (schools,
etc.) will be able to support. If you are banking on yesterday's
technology to implement access technology you will only slide further
behind in this respect.
I don't know what needs to be "fixed" in the current model.
1. Currently it doesn't Just Work because you have to work through this
long page to get it working:
Ideally the gnome project would sort that out so that it does just work,
but failing that this is the kind of thing distros should take care of.
It's probably not that difficult to do.
2. I does not work in the version of GDM *that everyone currently uses*.
This is the real problem in my view. The result is that a disabled user
would need to have his/her system reconfigured by a helper, and most
likely someone with at least a working knowledge of desktop Linux. It
should not be our working plan to settle for that second-rate solution.
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