Adding an Accessibility Category to the Desktop Menu Specification?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Tue May 24 17:52:57 UTC 2016


Bastien Nocera, on Mon 23 May 2016 11:54:44 +0200, wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-05-23 at 10:58 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > 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.

That's for a search-like desktop. I am talking about desktops which
provide a start menu.

> We also prefer to have any accessibility utilities integrated directly
> in the Settings panel,

Yes, that makes perfect sense.

> instead of launching separate applications.

There are still a lot of accessibility-oriented applications which don't
fit that way. For instance the accerciser tool, dasher, gespeaker, ...

> > 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.

That's one desktop. A lot of desktops have sub menus.


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