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Re: [yast-devel] Dialogs integration
  • From: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 10:03:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <200803111003.03090.coolo@xxxxxxx>
Am Dienstag 11 März 2008 schrieb Martin Vidner:
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 01:38:24AM +0000, Ricardo Cruz wrote:
Hi,

This has been discussed a few times before, with regard to the buttons
order; having a specialized API for dialogs. There is one more good
reason to it: accessibility software. It seems like Orca has some
functionality for message dialogs:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=346987#c21

What is Orca? I am afraid that the YaST team knows almost nothing
about accessibility. Please educate us.

Orca (assistive technology)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Orca is a free, open source, flexible, extensible, and powerful assistive
technology for people with visual impairments. Using various combinations of
speech synthesis, braille, and magnification, Orca helps provide access to
applications and toolkits that support the AT-SPI (e.g., the GNOME desktop).
The development of Orca has been led by the Accessibility Program Office of
Sun Microsystems, Inc. with contributions from many community members.
The name Orca, which is another term for a killer whale, is a nod to the
long-standing Assistive Technology product on Windows called JAWS, which is
the name of a fictional shark.
As of GNOME 2.16, Orca is a part of the GNOME platform. As a result, Orca is
already provided by default on a number of operating system distributions,
including Open Solaris, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

Greetings, Stephan


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