[Accessibility] Re: D-Bus-based accessibility API

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Tue Aug 14 07:00:49 PDT 2007


Olaf Schmidt, le Tue 14 Aug 2007 15:39:52 +0200, a écrit :
> What exactly is the terminal interface supposed to do?

To provide access to the content of a terminal in a more suited way
than a mere text component: terminal readers need to be able to easily
access to the jth character of the ith line, for instance. The start of
discussion was here
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-accessibility-devel/2005-June/msg00004.html
and resulted to an AccessibleTerminal interface draft from Bill Haneman:
http://www.gnome.org/~billh/at-spi-new-idl/html/html/interfaceAccessibility_1_1Terminal.html

Apropos, I recently posted a comment in
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143201
that says that one of the features that is missing in this draft is
for the screen reader to know whether echo is activated in the tty layer
of the terminal or not, so that the reader can automatically know
whether it should speak the typed characters or not (think about
passwords...)

Samuel


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