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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Accessibilty request.

From: Joshua Pettus
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Accessibilty request.
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:43:26 -0500

I sent John Ralls a message, 

 he says that we have to bundle an on screen reader called Orca to handle the GTK side of things. 

I suppose this is how it is done in linux. so If that can be working first then we can try to make an XboardOrca.app or something.

Thing is, I bet it would still need VoiceOver to read the OSX menubar.  

Joshua Pettus

Fwd: [gtk-osx-users] VoiceOver Support

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Subject: Re: [gtk-osx-users] VoiceOver Support
From: Joshua Pettus <address@hidden>
Date: January 15, 2015 at 5:27:28 PM EST
To: John Ralls <address@hidden>

I see, thank-you!  I guess we will have to use a combination of the two.  VoiceOver for the menubar, and Orca for everything else.

On Jan 15, 2015, at 5:09 PM, John Ralls <address@hidden> wrote:

On Jan 15, 2015, at 2:04 PM, Joshua Pettus <address@hidden> wrote:


On a couple of occasions Xboard has been requested to have voice over support.  Is there any implementation of this for GTK apps?   From what I have seen from other ones, and the online documentation, it doesn’t look like it. As of now the menubar reads, but there is no support with the various in-window items.

No. Gnome has its own screen-reader program called IIRC Orca. You’d have to set that up in your application bundle somehow. I’ve no experience with a11y and don’t even know where to start.

John Ralls

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