Bug#682913: icedove: unaccessibility with gnome-orca
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* What led up to the situation?
I installed Debian wheezy, a fresh release, with gnome as desktop, with gnome-orca for accessibility.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
After configuring orca, enabled the monitor braille so that a sight people sees what would happen on a braille display and what says speech synthetiser, I run icedove.
* What was the outcome of this action?
orca says: "inaccessible"
* What outcome did you expect instead?
orca to read icedove normally.
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export GNOME_ACCESSIBILITY=1 works. i.e. iceweasel runs.
As I understand it, Mozilla code had to be updated to use DBus to detect whether
accessibility is enabled on the desktop, but this didn't happen until 11.0 (or
Maybe the Debian maintainers should push that patch into the version they'll be
including in the release. Because any newbie user would be disappointed when he installs Debian if he's blind and cannot anymore have mails without some manipulation he doesn't know. Otherwise we should document this.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages icedove depends on:
ii debianutils 4.3.2
ii fontconfig 2.9.0-6
ii libasound2 1.0.25-3
ii libatk1.0-0 2.4.0-2
ii libc6 2.13-33
ii libcairo2 1.12.2-2
ii libdbus-1-3 1.6.0-1
ii libdbus-glib-1-2 0.100-1
ii libevent-2.0-5 2.0.19-stable-3
ii libffi5 3.0.10-3
ii libfontconfig1 2.9.0-6
ii libfreetype6 2.4.9-1
ii libgcc1 1:4.7.1-2
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.26.1-1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.32.3-1
ii libgtk2.0-0 2.24.10-1
ii libhunspell-1.3-0 1.3.2-4
ii libjpeg8 8d-1
ii libnspr4 2:4.9.1-1
ii libnspr4-0d 2:4.9.1-1
ii libnss3 2:3.13.5-1
ii libnss3-1d 2:3.13.5-1
ii libpango1.0-0 1.30.0-1
ii libpixman-1-0 0.26.0-3
ii libsqlite3-0 3.7.13-1
ii libstartup-notification0 0.12-1
ii libstdc++6 4.7.1-2
ii libvpx1 1.1.0-1
ii libx11-6 2:1.5.0-1
ii libxext6 2:1.3.1-2
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.7-1
ii libxt6 1:1.1.3-1
ii psmisc 22.19-1
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.7.dfsg-13
Versions of packages icedove recommends:
ii myspell-fr [myspell-dictionary] 1.4-26
Versions of packages icedove suggests:
ii fonts-lyx 2.0.3-3
ii gconf-service 3.2.5-1
ii libgconf-2-4 3.2.5-1
ii libgssapi-krb5-2 1.10.1+dfsg-1
ii libnotify4 0.7.5-1
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