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Re: [Accessibility] A thought about a possible project

From: Michael Whapples
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] A thought about a possible project
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:27:44 +0100
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Thanks for that information, the thing about accessibility and free flash support being of interest to GNU especially.

I haven't yet looked at the bug report you link to but from your description it does sound a bit like what I think needs doing. I will try and take time to look at it and add any comments of my own (even if only to indicate that I am another person looking for such support to be added).

Michael Whapples
On 02/09/10 13:14, Daniel James wrote:
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
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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