On Wed, 2016-02-17 at 15:16 -0600, kendell clark wrote:
> > * Accessibility features
> > (Michael Catanzaro mentioned a set of these taken from
> > <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Wayland_features#accessibility
> > _features>.
> > However, the outlook seems not good, and IMHO we need a better
> > story
> > for a11y users.)
> Yes, I think it would be a shame to ship with a11y regressions.
"Completely agree on accessibility features. All I can offer is that
present f23 and arch, orca works fine in gnome 3.18 when wayland is
used, but it's always possible there are regressions, possibly
ones. I remember that when wayland first came on the scene
wasn't working and it took a lot of work before it was.
This discussion of "accessibilty features" is too abstract to be
useful. Different people have different ideas what that means,
Orca works fine, for them most part. One feature that is not working in
orca is 'mouse review', which works by injecting pointer events to
remote-control an application. In the absence of global coordinates,
that doesn't quite work (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=710
But the 'accessibility features' that are meant by the bullet point are
accessx style things like beeping when a key is not held for long
enough. Are you willing to block Wayland because the keyboard doesn't
beep ? If you are, did you know that some of these accessibility
features are broken under X, too ?