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Installation using Orca (screen reader) to Improve Accessibility

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
Rejected Information
openSUSE-11.4
Unconfirmed

Description

Original title: Accessibility for installation could be automated with better results.

Users can currently press F9 at the boot screen to hear the boot options
spoken. THis is a fantastic new feature and is one that OpenSuSE is the first
to add. For this you should be very proud.

However, I would ask that you further build upon this success by recognising
that accessibility at the boot menu has been enabled and automatically start
the Orca screen reader with also setting gnome accessibility to enabled.

One further consideration should be taken into account.
To enable Orca to access the installation screen, Orca must be run as root.
However, if Orca is run as root, the rest of the desktop is not accessible due
to permissioning issues.
Therefore, the installation should be run automatically if the f9 key si
pressed.

Note, a similar feature excluding the accessible boot menu has also been added
to Ubuntu 8.04.

Note that they also have a key press (F5) to automatically enable assistive
technologies for installation on their live CD.

References

See bnc
#417874

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. V. wrote: (8 years ago)

The installation is Qt-based. I'm not sure if Qt is able to talk to Orca. If yes, it might be feasible to use the screen reader enablement as extend of the installation images (similar to cracklib).

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

wouldn't it be a first good start to make the GNOME live cd accessible? Marco did some tries, but I'm afraid this part is way too little tested and even less maintained.

Looking for community volunteers for both: maintaining GNOME live cd accessibility and testing Qt installer orca connection (in theory it should work fine, they're both using the sun defined API)

Last change: 6 years ago
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