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I was reported nothing about the installer, so it must be accessible. So
enabling the user to choose using accessibility tools at this time seems
to be a good idea indeed. I also thought of a shortcut to check?uncheck
the checkbox, which would work only if Java Bridge would be installed.
What do you think about that?

Anyway I'm ready to test any improvement about this point.


Jean-Philippe MENGUAL

Le jeudi 04 août 2011 à 15:09 +0200, Christophe Strobbe a écrit :

With regard to checking the option "Support assisitve technology 
tools" by default:
Should we make a feature request to include this checkbox in the installer?
Or is the installer insufficiently accessible to make this useful?

Best regards,


At 11:07 4-8-2011, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
Hi Jean-Philippe,

At 15:16 3-8-2011, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
(...) Here's what reported an user of Windows
Vista, with the screen reader NVDA.

At the 1st starting of LibreOffice, NVDA doesn't work. In options menu,
accessibility tab, NVDA says the tabs but then, doesn't read anymore the
dialogue. The user checks then the checkbox "support software for
disabled people". He asks now: couldn't this checkbox checked by
default? If not, it'd be important to give a way to a blind people to do
the above process with some audio help, as NVDA doesn't speak until this
checkbox is checked.

I once read or heard that the option "Support assisitve technology 
tools" was not checked by default because if affects performance. 
Unfortunately, I can't retrieve the source of that statement anymore.

Finally, note that libreoffice isn't accessible on XP, whereas it works
with Vista. I don't understand well why.

I have not heard of this before. How did you determine this? Is this 
based on inspection with Java accessibility tools (Ferret, etcetera) 
or on testing with specific screen readers? If it was based on 
testing with screen readers, were the same screen readers and 
versions used on both Windows XP and Vista? Was the Java Access 
Bridge installed on both systems? (I suppose you'll say: "Of 
course!") Did you have the same versions of Java on both systems?

Best regards,

Thanks for your answer, especially on the 1st point (the checkbox
checked by default).


Jean-Philippe MENGUAL

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