Gentoo Accessibility Project
This project will help to make gentoo more accessible to disabled users,
and support them as well. We intend to work closely with
the Desktop (and
in particular the GNOME
team), the Kernel, and
the Base System
teams to help resolve accessibility issues that come up with orca and other gnome-accessibility applications. We do not
intend to make the applications themselves accessible. Rather, we leave that
to the upstream authors. However, we can suggest default settings that may
help make an application more usable to a disabled user.
We can not currently support other desktop environments, because we have not
found any others that offer usable accessibility features. KDE and others have tried, but currently
GNOME has been the most successful.
We intend to help see that speakup is included and
supported in Gentoo.
We also intend to add other accessibility applications to
We aim to make the Gentoo installation process accessibility friendly as
well. This means that we would like to have speakup and brltty
included on the Gentoo live cd.
Currently, speakup is included on the 2007.0 x86 release of Gentoo's
live cd, and we are working closely with the Release
Engineering team to be sure that speakup and brltty are
included on all future Gentoo live cds.
||Lead ( Gentoo Accessibility Project Lead )
||Member ( GNOME Accessibility Maintainer )
||Member ( GNOME Team Lead )
||Member ( ebuild maintainer )
All developers can be reached by e-mail using email@example.com.
project maintains the following herds:
||accessibility related packages
||dang, leio, pacho, tetromino
||GNOME accessibility packages
We recommend that you subscribe to the gentoo-accessibility
mailing list; this is where accessibility-related discussions
will take place.
If you are on irc, please join us on #gentoo-accessibility on