Re: Possible UI freeze break: acccessibility menu in panel


On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Matthias Clasen
<matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> wrote:
>> So, basically, our options are:
>>  * Leave the menu completely as is, fix everything up as well as possible;
>>   this will mean that people testing GNOME 3 may have bad experiences
>>   with some of the options.
>>  * Remove the worst working options:
>>    Screen Reader
>>    Screen Keyboard
>>    Maybe High Contrast
>>   fix everything else up. This is certainly possible, but does it leave a
>>   menu that's prominent in the design but doesn't have a ton of useful stuff
>>   in it.
>>  * Remove the accessibility menu entirely. The functionality is still all
>>   accessible through system settings, it just isn't as exposed and obvious
>>   to first impressions.
>> Jon McCann's request is to do the last one. I don't really have an opinion
>> on the matter myself.
> Removing things from the menu does not make much sense to me. After
> all, they are still available from the UA panel. So the bad experience
> can still be had.
> Removing the menu altogether seems even worse, after it has figured
> prominently in every shell screenshot for the last year or so.

Why is it worse?

> I think we should make try to make things work as well as we can for
> 3.0 and promise to do better for 3.2. And yes, that will mean making
> compromises and accepting an on-screen keyboard that may not follow
> the design vision to the pixel.

I can't disagree with this attitude more strongly.  It has nothing to
do with pixel precision.  Caribou in particular is nothing like the
(incomplete) designs we have for on screen keyboard.

Bottom line: universal access in the shell is a 3.2 feature - provided
the work gets done to meet our minimum requirements of stability,
performance, and design.


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