hud is speaking

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Wed May 16 21:32:34 UTC 2012

On 16/05/12 15:43, Alan Bell wrote:
> On 16/05/12 21:31, Vojtěch Polášek wrote:
>> I would like to announce, that HUD is accessible.
>>   I don't know which update caused it, but it speaks with latest orca
>> from master, as well as with orca provided in ubuntu repositories.
>> Just type something and press up or down arrow to get to offered options.
>> I don't know if it has any other capabilities.
>> Vojta
> nice. That is basically what the HUD does, it scoops up everything in
> the menu of the current application and lets you type stuff and it
> presents the top 5 matches, if you select one it does the same as
> navigating to that menu option would have done. There are some concept
> designs of it doing more stuff in the future (like presenting bits of
> dialog boxes or other controls) and it has been pointed out to the
> relevant people that accessibility should be designed into that.
> Alan.

I'm not sure exactly what, but I got it mostly working after installing
something from the proposed PPA shortly after Precise was released.
Initially, it didn't seem to be working completely for me though. For
example, I'd be in a message in Thunderbird, I'd type "move", I'd arrow
down to one of the options, press enter and nothing would happen except
the HUD dialog would go away. I just tried it again though, and it does
seem to be working. Pretty cool!

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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