FW: Desktop sounds in Gnome


Standard system sounds are good for me.  For instance, the "you've entered
that wrongly" or "you've pressed the wrong key" sounds

The problem with having no system sounds is that if you have an input error,
like described above, you won't generally speaking get a dialogue box or
such like to let you know about your mistake.  And without that dialogue
box, the screen reader has nothing to read.


-----Original Message-----
From: gnome-accessibility-list-bounces gnome org
[mailto:gnome-accessibility-list-bounces gnome org]On Behalf Of Peter
Sent: 26 March 2007 22:15
To: Thomas Wood
Cc: Orca screen reader developers; Gnome accessibility;
desktop-devel-list; glenn glennji com
Subject: Re: Desktop sounds in Gnome

Hi Thomas, Glenn,

I've cc-ed both <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org> &
<orca-list gnome org>, for the accessibility/screen reader question.
> On 23 Mar 2007, at 19:26, Glenn J. Mason wrote:
>> And that's before even considering accessibility, etc.
> I was wondering when someone would bring this up. It doesn't make much
> sense to me, as you're probably going to be using a screen reader
> anyway, so you don't need to learn half a dozen different sounds
> because you already know the spoken word. However, I'm not experienced
> in this field so it'd be interesting to hear from someone who is.

The big issue here is whether the audio subsystem can properly deal with
non-speech audio being generated at the same time as speech.  Many
screen reader users like to have non-speech audio indicating when
various things are happening.  Others turn it off.

Perhaps some of the blind gnome users might chime in (excuse the pun) on


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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gnome-accessibility-list gnome org

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