Re: Negativ Layout in Gnome 3

Hi Olav.

On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 09:54 +0200, Olav Vitters wrote:
> Hello Joanie,
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 01:56:10AM -0400, Joanmarie Diggs wrote:
> > GNOME Shell Magnifier should be able to provide this capability (and do
> > so even at a magnification level of 1x for those who need inverse
> > brightness/color without magnification). Getting this functionality
> > fully integrated into the GNOME 3 environment is something that still
> > needs to be done.
> Do you know if someone is working on this and timeframe? Would we have
> it by GNOME 3.2?

Well, back before it was determined [1] that Accessibility would not be
a 3.2 "feature" after all, my answer would have been "most certainly."
Now I'm less sure.

Whist the original page [2] was removed, the GNOME Accessibility Team
planning page [3] remains. On our "Must Haves" page [4] under "GNOME
Shell Magnifier" (2nd item) you will see "Inverse video, brightness, and
contrast enhancements" along with links to three bugs [5][6][7]. Taking
a quick glance at those bugs it appears that they all have patches
submitted a couple of months ago waiting for review. You now know as
much as I know. ;-)

On a related note, on our team's "Nice to Haves" page [8] -- which
really is a "Must Haves, but there's only so much one can push external
teams" page ;-) -- you'll see another item under GNOME Shell Magnifier.
"GNOME Shell Magnifier does not track focus or the caret" along with a
pointer to the associated bug. [9] If you and/or some other member of
the Release Team happen to be pinging the GNOME Shell Team regarding the
issue originally raised in this thread, it would be helpful to know if
we can expect to see this issue resolved for 3.2 as well. After all, the
other platforms (or at least OS X and Windows) ship free magnification
solutions which don't need to be driven by a screen reader for users who
are blind. Might be nifty if GNOME could claim the same.

Hope this answers your questions. But if not, please do let us know what
additional details we can provide.

And thank you, Olav, for your interest (and in advance for any help you
can provide in moving these things forward so that we at least have
somewhat of an "accessibility story to tell" for 3.2).

Take care.


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