Re: [gtk-list] Re: Gtk Accessibility for the blind and deaf

On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Joe Pfeiffer 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)? 
> This isn't really a fault of Gtk....  by definition, if you're
> creating a brand new widget set, an application based on some other
> widget set can't make use of it.  Somebody who wants Ultrasonix needs
> Motif or Athena or whatever it uses; somebody who wants my (not yet
> publicly released) HC11 machine code downloader will have to have Gtk
> (gtk--, in fact).

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that this is a fault of Gtk, just a fact. 
Somebody who _needs_ Ultrasonix wouldn't be able to use Gtk programs,
which is another fact, one I'd like to see corrected.

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)

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