Adding an Accessibility Category to the Desktop Menu Specification?

Jerome Leclanche jerome at
Tue May 24 16:12:44 UTC 2016

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 12:54 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess at> wrote:
> 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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I'm +1 on adding an Accessibility category.

J. Leclanche

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