Get the accessibility infrastructure updated for use with GNOME 3 in Ubuntu.

Registered by Luke Yelavich on 2010-04-20

For GNOME 3, a lot of the accessibility infrastructure, particularly at-spi, has been rewritten to use dbus in stead of CORBA. THis infrastructure wil need to be updated in Ubuntu, and tested, to ensure users don't experience any regressions, as well as ensure the same user experience for installing/updating to Maverick for people using accessibility technologies.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Sebastien Bacher
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Luke Yelavich
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Luke Yelavich
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None

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Accessibility in Gnome 3 in Maverick

Deprecation of bonobo

Probably not taking GNOME 3 wholesale (?), just taking bits that are stable & usable
 - due to panel remaining in Maverick bonobo will still be present, so probably can still use at-spi
 - what is the tie-in with gsettings (probable sole user in Maverick being empathy)?
 - magnification facility in Compiz does not do text cursor tracking - could this be fixed in Compiz?

IPC is now DBUS including accessibility framework
http://live.gnome.org/Accessibility/GNOME3

Should really consider extending Onboard

Side note: on-screen keyboard is a significant use case for tablets, so perhaps can cull additional resources?

opentts possibly to replace speech-dispatcher

Investigate Funding options from outside the technology arena

(?)

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