Adding an Accessibility Category to the Desktop Menu Specification?

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Mon May 23 09:54:44 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2016-05-23 at 10:58 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> We need a place for people to find accessibility helpers such as
> screen
> readers, magnifiers, etc. Hiding them into "Settings", "System", or
> "Utility" does not seem appropriate to me, it makes them not easily
> accessible (sic).

In GNOME, the "universal access" settings are listed in the search
results, along with keywords like screen readers, etc.

We also prefer to have any accessibility utilities integrated directly
in the Settings panel, instead of launching separate applications. This
is the reason why we removed the orca launcher in GNOME now.

> The desktops which care about accessibility have a dedicated
> "Accessibility" menu, so it seems reasonable to me that the Desktop
> Menu
> Specification follows this trend.

GNOME doesn't even have sub menus.

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