[Libreoffice-qa] Adding "Accessibility" component to Bug Assistant

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Mon Aug 20 00:51:52 PDT 2012

Hi Roman and Rainer,

Le 2012-08-19 04:29, Rainer Bielefeld a écrit :
> Roman Eisele schrieb:
>> Am 18.08.12 03:57, schrieb Marc Paré:
>>> Would it make sense to add "Accessibility" as another component to the
>>> Bug Assistant? Maybe this would encourage people to submit more
>>> accessibility bugs? Not to mention that the component would show at the
>>> very first steps of reporting, which may help people find it more easily
>>> if they are reporting with the use of a reader?
>> IMHO we should not have too many components, because this will make it
>> more difficult (instead of easier) to find the matching one, but I
>> second this proposal. Free and open software should be open for as many
>> people as possible, so accessibility is a very important feature for a
>> FLOSS office suite like LibreOffice, and therefore it may be helpful to
>> have a special component for issues related to accessibility. At least
>> the special component will remind us all everyday about the importance
>> of considering accessibility everywhere ;-).
>> Just my 2 cents ;-)

I think we already have many components already which I actually find 
useful -- I don't think adding one more would hurt the BSA. IMO, I would 
try to add an "Accessibility" component at the very start of the list 
and try to keep any kind of "Accessibility" listings (menus, lists etc.) 
as much as possible at the very top of these lists; this will 
accommodate users (who are making use of LibreOffice accessibility 
features) to report a bug.

> Hello,
> I agree with Roman, but it might be a problem for a disabled user do
> have to search BSA until he finds ACCESSIBILITY at UI?
> One way would be to add it as Sub Component to all relevant Components,
> or of course, adding a component.

If we want to encourage accessibility bug reporting issues, then we 
would want to accommodate our BSA as much as possible for these users 
who are most probably using accessibility tools to do their bug reporting.

We cannot ignore the fact that, in most jurisdictions, office suites 
with accessibility features are mandatory before being offered in large 
sectors such as education and public institutions. I am more concerned 
with getting LibreOffice accepted in the educational sectors.

> May be we can get advice from accessibility at global.libreoffice.org?


> Best regards
> Rainer
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