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Bug #7500

Tails Greeter is not accessible

Added by meganet about 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Duplicate
Priority:
High
Assignee:
-
Category:
Accessibility
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/06/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
Greeter

Description

The greeter is inaccessible, it's impossible to launch the accessibility tools. Tested on Tails 1.0.1 and 1.1 RC1.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #7510: Add a syslinux option to start accessibility Rejected 07/06/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #5563: Add virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter Resolved
Related to Tails - Bug #7260: Persistence feature for Universal access Confirmed 05/19/2014
Related to Tails - Feature #11664: Improve usability of the Greeter with a screenreader Confirmed 08/19/2016
Related to Tails - Bug #12384: Forward Greeter accessibility settings to the GNOME session Confirmed 03/19/2017

History

#1 Updated by geb about 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Greeter just innaccessible to Greeter just inaccessible
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

#2 Updated by geb about 5 years ago

  • Target version deleted (Tails_1.1)

#3 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from Greeter just inaccessible to Accessibility tools in Tails Greeter
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#4 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Feature to Bug
  • Subject changed from Accessibility tools in Tails Greeter to Tails Greeter is not accessible

#5 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Type of work changed from Code to Research

Research how it would be possible to add accessibility tools to the Greeter.

#6 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7510: Add a syslinux option to start accessibility added

#7 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High

Raising severity: if the Greeter was accessible, then one could at least set a root password, log in, and then work on other accessibility problems. This is currently impossible, so that's a blocker for many potential accessibility improvements.

#8 Updated by hadi almost 5 years ago

Easy solution: Add gnome-standard hotkeys to launch accessibility tools.

Example: Orca, the screen-reader for blind users.
Simply add a hotkey, (alt+super+S) to launch it. in the greeter.

#9 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5563: Add virtual keyboard to Tails Greeter added

#10 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Affected tool set to Greeter

#11 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

The hotkey solution surely can work for Orca, which would be a pretty good start. It cannot work for all accessibility tools, though: some of them are precisely meant to enable anyone to use the system, regardless of their ability to type keyboard shortcuts => we'll probably need some way to start such tools without using the keyboard, which likely requires integrating some widget one can use with a pointing device only in the Greeter's UI, somehow.

#12 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #7260: Persistence feature for Universal access added

#13 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 2017

#14 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #11664: Improve usability of the Greeter with a screenreader added

#15 Updated by intrigeri about 3 years ago

  • Target version deleted (2017)

#16 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

This gets better in the new Greeter (currently alpha), but the settings chosen in the Greeter are not automatically forwarded to the GNOME session, so if one needs some accessibility tool, then they'll need to enable it twice.

#17 Updated by alant over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #12384: Forward Greeter accessibility settings to the GNOME session added

#18 Updated by alant over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Duplicate

I'm closing this bug, that is too wide now that some accessibility works in tails' 3.0~beta2 greeter. Work left to do is tracked by #12384 and #11664. Don't hesitate to file new issues while testing 3.0~beta2.

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