Re: Possible UI freeze break: acccessibility menu in panel

On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 18:32 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Matthias Clasen
> <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:31 PM, William Jon McCann
> > <william jon mccann gmail com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >
> > Also, this is the first time I ever hear universal access being
> > demoted to a 3.2 feature. Another unilateral decision or yours ?
> >
> I'll probably regret acknowledging that question.  But there are
> people on the cc list that deserve a response.
> No, it was agreed by many that we were not in a position where we can
> turn on a11y by default for 3.0.  There is hopefully no debate at all
> over that.  You can't have *Universal* Access without it.  I am
> committed to providing true Universal Access.  That has been my goal
> from the start.
> It was made very clear that Orca and Caribou while very cool
> technologies, don't currently fit into the GNOME 3.0 design.  We had a
> long BoF about this at GNOME Summit this fall.  We've discussed it on
> DDL multiple times.  Even as far back as June 2010
> .
> Removing this menu when the same functionality can be accessed in the
> System Settings is hardly a loss considering this menu is brand new,
> didn't appear in GNOME 2, and is a subset of the functionality in the
> System Settings.  Furthermore, any critical functionality in this menu
> would be available through hotkeys or other means.
> Once again, the bottom line is that 3.0 won't have universal access in
> the shell.  That is a fact, not my opinion.  We can't slap in older
> technologies and pretend that we do.
> And do I think the release team should honor our design intentions?  Absolutely.

Let's prune what does fit in then, rather than remove the menu
wholesale. That means removing screen reader and screen keyboard. The
rest should be able to stay.

And make sure the patch is reverted as soon as the shell is branched for

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