Re: Gtk Accessibility for the blind and deaf

On Fri, Jan 08, 1999 at 10:04:29AM -0500, Kenneth Albanowski wrote:
> It just occured to me that Gtk, by not using the Athena or Motif widgets,
> has one significant disability: support of packages like UltraSonix, which
> provide screen review of text via speech and braile interfaces. Has anyone
> looked at this issues (and the simpler ones of auditory cues not being
> usable by the deaf)? 
> I'm in contact with the UltraSonix folks, but I'd like to know if anyone
> else has done any work in this area.

I'm working on a gtk module that you can load with --gtk-module
and that will enable a speech interface. I'm using festival right
now, but it's easy to add other speech sinthesizers...

This will automatically enable every gtk app to produce
speech feedback for blind users.
There is, however, another thing that must be implemented
and working in every app for them to be usable by blinds: 
keyboard navigation and complete keyboad control of the application.


"The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
    - _The UNIX Programmer's Manual_, Second Edition, June, 1972.

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