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Re: On Braille and Linux

Frank Carmickle, le lun. 04 avril 2022 09:36:53 -0400, a ecrit:
> > On Apr 4, 2022, at 9:15 AM, Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > Frank Carmickle, le lun. 04 avril 2022 08:58:08 -0400, a ecrit:
> >> Please excuse my ignorance. It seems to me that we don't have a native Linux touch interface that is accessible, or did I totally miss something?
> > 
> > Touch screens do work on Linux, they show up as a mouse.
> Sorry if I wasn't clear, I was talking about having a set of multitouch gestures for a window manager that allow for visually impaired folk to navigate the UI. Especially important would be the swipe to element navigation method.
> Is the window manager the right place for such a driver? 

No, it'd rather be the screen reader that grabs the touch screen device
so as to get its events and interpret them.

That being said, one might want to be able to have gestures both toward
the screen reader and toward the window manager, in which case it'd have
to be "something else" that grabs the touch screen device and report the
gestures both to the screen reader and the window manager. I don't know
if such infrastructure exists already.


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