Future Ubuntu phones and tablets: will be possible using this devices with Orca and other a11y tools?

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 23 11:17:30 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 06:37:47AM GMT, Hammer Attila wrote:
> Hy,
> Canonical publicate some exciting articles with future awailable Ubuntu
> phones and tablets related.
> Some links:
> 1. http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet
> The Ars Technica article this topic related:
> http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/02/ubuntu-for-tablets-arriving-on-nexus-7-nexus-10-this-week/
> 2. http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone
> Future with this devices (Nexus 7/Nexus 10 tablets, and future awailable
> Ubuntu phones) possible using the special Ubuntu release with any a11y
> tools, for example visual impaired users possible using anyway this
> devices with Orca Screen Reader?

As usual with anything newly released by Canonical showing some new interface, all I can say is that I would really like to get Orca working with this, but at this point I cannot promise anything. I don't work on accessibility full time, and given that the accessibility tools and stack don't support working with touch interfaces yet, it is unlikely there will be anything working any time soon.

At this point, my focus is on making sure we have an accessible desktop for 14.04. If I can find time to make the tablet and phone interface work better with accessibility, I will do what I can.


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