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kendell clark coffeekingms at
Tue Mar 17 03:15:28 UTC 2015

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Ah, so it's a11y not gnome-a11y. I wondered why no one was responding,
lol. i'll add to my autojoin list. I'm about to update my alpha
install on my laptop today which is supposed to contain gnome 3.15.92,
so I'll see if the issues still show up. If so, bug filing time.
Kendell clark

Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-03-16 at 17:02 -0500, kendell clark wrote:
>> hi Sounds good. I'll take a look. I'm also about to begin work on
>> the accessibility guide, most of which needs to be rewritten, 
>> accessibility is much easier than it was back in 2011. I'm still
>> not able to log in to FAS, last I heard someone had contacted
>> fedora admin for my initial password, but no word back yet. I
>> have to say, I find fedora a really pleasant OS, not only in
>> terms of the software it has, which is all I need, but also in
>> the community. The irc channels are very helpful, and I've
>> learned a lot so far. There are some rather serious bugs in the
>> upcoming gnome 3.16, and I'm not sure where to go to report them.
>> The #gnome and #gnome-a11y channels in seem to be
>> dead, not many people respond to queeries. In particular, gdm
>> seems to be inaccessible in 3.16. I'm almost positive this is 
>> because it's using wayland by default, and there's some strange
>> issue with wayland that keeps orca from being able to read the
>> window. If it were to fall back to x, or the wayland issue were
>> to be fixed it would work fine. There are lots of unlabeled
>> buttons in gnome's user interface, mostly in the control center
>> modules. There are also duplicate buttons, in the power and
>> notifications parts of control center. And this is probably way
>> off topic, just thought I'd bring it up here. I'm unable to file
>> a bug yet until I get my password. Thanks Kendell clark Sent from
>> Fedora 21 GNU/Linux
> Hi!
> Well is the only place to report GNOME bugs. For
> bugs that aren't reported against an accessibility product, add
> the accessibility keyword if you can. TBH, there aren't enough
> people working on accessibility nowadays and they're mostly focused
> on the core frameworks rather than application issues, so just
> filing bugs is no guarantee they will be fixed, but that's an
> important first step and the help would be greatly appreciated.
> For the most serious ones, like "gdm completely inaccessible," IRC
> is absolutely a good idea, but the channel is #a11y (on
> not #gnome-a11y -- that would be your problem. :) I
> see joanie (Igalia) and mgorse (SUSE) on that channel right now,
> both active accessibility folks who may or may not be able to help.
> halfline (Red Hat, gdm maintainer) is on that channel as well.
> Thanks for your work on updating the accessibility guide! It's
> great to see enthusiastic new contributors.
> P.S. The upstream accessibility homepage is 
> -- you can tell it's a bit out
> of date by the dates on the two-year roadmap at the top. The
> accessibility folks were hit hard when Oracle bought Sun and fired
> the accessibility team. :(
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