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Accessibility for Visually Impaired - Work with Orca Screen Reader #3393
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[ ] Bug [x] Feature Request [ ] Documentation Request [ ] Other (Please describe in detail)
Not at all working with screen reader.
When screen reader is active visually impaired persons shall be able to listen to the contents in the i3bar. They should be able to navigate through the items and the screen reader announces the item on which the focus is on. In DEs like GNOME or MATE people use Alt + Super + S key to toggle screen reader. Then they use some shortcut specified by the DE to switch focus between panels. In each panel they use arrow key to navigate. Technically what we need (IMHO) is i3bar and dmenu to communicate with the ATSPI (https://developer.gnome.org/libatspi/stable/AtspiAccessible.html).
- Linux Distribution & Version: - Are you using a compositor (e.g., xcompmgr or compton):
Thanks for reporting this! I think a11y is a topic that i3 currently doesn't cover in a meaningful way, but I'm definitely open to changing that. It would be great if we could gain some insight on the details of what this particular change would require in i3bar (or maybe some type of prototype).
dmenu isn't developed by i3.
I am also one of the interested users thus my development related suggestions are just observations of behaviour rather than true development experience.