Re: Gnome Accessibility and OpenMoko
- From: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- To: Gilles Casse <gcasse oralux org>
- Cc: List for OpenMoko community discussion <community lists openmoko org>, gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome Accessibility and OpenMoko
- Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 14:21:55 -0500
I'm fairly interested in the OpenMoko for a variety of personal reasons
and would definitely like to see accessibility support on it. One of
the bigger barriers I see to the platform is that there is no keyboard.
As such, the touch-screen-only approach can prove to be a significant
barrier to people with visual and milder physical impairments. Users
who use switches (e.g., GOK users) and possibly even users who use
eye/head tracking devices, however, might benefit from an accessible
As an alternative route, we might consider looking at getting GNOME a11y
working on the OLPC project. With that, we should get considerable
experience with what is needed to get GNOME a11y going on a small device
with memory and CPU constraints. That should then hopefully overlap or
fall over into work for OpenMoko accessibility.
PS - Thanks so much again for all your work with eSpeak and gnome-speech.
Gilles Casse wrote:
Would you be interested in evaluating the feasibility of integrating the
Gnome Accessibility Project in OpenMoko?
We could perhaps join our efforts in a third party project hosted by
gnome-accessibility-list mailing list
gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
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