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Re: [xougen] Re: Adding cruft to X

From: Alan Cox
Subject: Re: [xougen] Re: Adding cruft to X
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:43:02 +0100

On Llu, 2003-09-08 at 02:51, Boris Tschirschwitz wrote:
> My questions: What does a blind person think of X? Should it matter?
> I think it should. X is what most applications interact through, and
> that's why it matters.
> So maybe separating the keyboard and mouse drivers from the X server is
> not such a bad idea. Have X connect to general input and output drivers,
> or let it load the neccessary modules.

It already does. The accessibility side is much more complicated
however. Thankfully Sun invested a huge amount of work in this and you
can use the Gnome desktop (or chunks of it - its not perfect yet) with
braille tools, with speech output, with simple large buttons (for people
with motor control problems) and so on.

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