On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Rex Dieter <rdieter@math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
>> "App launchers MUST have a unique[3] 128×128 launcher icon with an alpha
>> channel and a matching High Contrast icon."
> Fwiw, I personally disagree with the last part about requiring a matching HC
> icon (which can easily be fixed in an update).

I would argue that if it's not visible to a partially sighted person
during install how are they to actually get the release installed.
Unfortunately for someone that actually needs high contrast to make a
system usable it's not really something they can do without to begin
with and update later, it's not like some other features that can be
fixed easily with an update (like say a web cam or a peripheral
driver) because it likely affects the persons ability to actually use
anything from the outset.


Right, but the problem is that with the current way Fedora is designed it's going to be hard for a visually impaired person (or anyone requiting *any* kind of accessibility features to actually install the OS, since enabling those options is hidden deep in the menus.

I'd say that if we want to make the installation process itself accessible, we need to have an option to turn on accessibility features directly from fedora-welcome some how, but this needs some careful design work.

For Fedora 21 I don't see a real reason to put these bugs as blockers. To see a high contrast icon you'd need to first find the accesibility settings panel and click on the right switch, which is probably not easy for people who need high contrast. Once we figure out a way to easily enable high contrast before installation, then it will be critical to have a proper icon. As for setroubleshoot, it's not critical during installation so it can always be updated later.
-Elad Alfassa.