Lubuntu and Accessibility

Halim Sahin halim.sahin at
Sat Jun 4 07:49:37 UTC 2011

On Di, Mai 24, 2011 at 01:14:32 +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> The first thing is making sure LXDE is actually accessible, i.e make
> sure it has keyboard shortcuts, and supports the launching of the
> accessibility framework at startup etc. As to using the LXDE GUI with
> Orca etc, I think the biggest problem here is the use of python. The

Hmm, do you think we should replace orca in all desktop environments by
a c-implementation?
Slow performance is not related to lxde only. Orca isn't faster in gnome
as well so I can't understand what you want to say here.

Regarding lxde a11y:
I played a bit with the components in the past.
The most dificult problem was to run at-spi-registryd before the first
gtk app starts.

The application menu works (ctrl+esc).
pcmanfm in desktopmode doesn't read anything.
pcmanfm started in filemanager mode works when changing to details in

The buttons/panels are not accessible on the desktop because of missing
keyboard shortcuts afaik.

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