Published on February 15, 2014
GNOME 3 accessibility: State of the union Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility 101 ● Equal access to software & information for all users ● Modified or alternative interaction and presentation
Why? ● Right thing to do for us and for our users ● Required to fulfill accessibility guidelines ● It increases your user base
“If you’re not accessible, you lose sales and reputation” Marco Zehe, accessibility developer http://www.marcozehe.de/2012/01/16/if-youre-not-accessible-you-lose-sales-and-reputation/
GNOME 3.2 ● Accessibility was still work in progress ● Improvements at the low level ● Accessibility bugs in core applications still present ● Accessibility team small, but regrouping ● Fallback mode was usable, GNOME-Shell not ● Roadmap: Good progress on the 3.0 goals
ATK/AT-SPI2 Hackfest Photo by Mario Sánchez (License CC BY-SA 2.0)
ATK/AT-SPI2 Hackfest 2012 ● Cross-desktop hackfest ● Augmented, consistently-implemented accessibility ● ● Stop to use the bridge as a module/plugin ● ● Best practices guide Debate/prioritize tasks Defined the work to be done for following releases
GNOME 3.4 ● First one that Orca users could use GNOME Shell ● Orca users reporting bugs ● Orca noticeable more performant ● Magnifier configuration dialog added
GNOME 3.4 ● Team still small, but stable ● Roadmap ● Performance improvement ● ATK support improved on GNOME-Shell and toolkits
GNOME 3.6 ● Brightness, contrast and inversion ● Focus and caret tracking in GNOME-Shell Magnifier ● Accessibility always on
GNOME 3.6 ● Team remains small, but high motivation ● Roadmap: ● Augmented accessibility ● BUT: continued lack of ATs for users with other disabilities ● BUT: some core apps still lack proper support
Accessibility always on ● Was a setting change, became a library ● Not an add-on but an add-in ● For users: It JustWorks(tm) ● For developers: ● App accessibility gets tested by everyone ● Dragons ahead ● Start testing NOW!
GNOME 3.X: What we need to succeed ● No significant core changes ● Continued present investment in accessibility ● Additional investment: ● Fix current accessibility bugs in core apps ● Prevent future accessibility regressions ● Create and/or port tools for users with other disabilities
GUADEC 2012 - A11yCamp Photo by Alberto García (License CC BY-SA 2.0)
GUADEC 2012 - A11yCamp ● Two day unconference, but with some agenda ● ● Day2: mostly accessibility team work ● ● Day1: mostly cross team collaboration Regardless of your schedule, show up! Where and when? ● Room 2.0a ● Jul 30th (Monday) and Jul 31th (Tuesday)
Relationship with the community
Old times ● Usual suspects: just a bunch of people were doing accessibility work ● Usual suspects2: just a bunch of people were taking care of accessibility status ● Accessibility team was like the “accessibility police”
Lately: Awareness ● Toolkits/module maintainers not only reviewing, they are also providing accessibility related code ● Interest to know how to report accessibility bugs ● Accessibility took into account since the early stages of new features and designs
Friends of GNOME “Help make 2012 the Year of Accessibility for GNOME!”
Conclusions ● We have a running GNOME accessibility framework ● We have users and a motivated team ● All the GNOME community involved ● BUT: Not enough ATs, small team
Contact and links ● gnome-accessibility-list at gnome.org ● gnome-accessibility-devel at gnome.org ● https://live.gnome.org/Accessibility
Questions? Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias email@example.com
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