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Re: [Accessibility] A thought about a possible project

From: Daniel James
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] A thought about a possible project
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 13:14:56 +0100
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Hi Michael,

> I try and access the same thing from a
> system running gnome and orca as the screen reader, regardless of the
> flash plugin I use with the browser I am unable to find the pause
> button, etc

I think what would be required for this to work would be for gnash to
support the AT-SPI used by Orca. There is already a ticket open for this
feature, but it hasn't been updated in a long time:

> I was wondering whether there
> was anyone, or if anyone knew someone who might be interested, in
> modifying something like gnash to make these controls accessible to
> orca.

The GNU project has made recent statements that both accessibility and
free Flash support are priority projects, so it would make perfect sense
to link them. My suggestion is that you raise awareness of the issue in
the hope that a volunteer with the right development skills will step

Some GNU/Linux based commercial products are legally required to support
accessibility (for example, when tendering for a government contract).
So there's also the possibility of some development sponsorship in that



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