Meeting Summary

  • Meeting started by Piñeiro at 16:15:31 CET.
  • Meeting ended at 17:23:38 CET.
  • Participants (Lines Said):
    • Piñeiro - API (148)
    • Joanie - joanie (64)
    • Joseph - clown (54)
    • Javi - jhernandez (29)
    • Mike - mgorse (2)
    • Daniel - danigm (2)
  • Log

Boston Summit Recap

  • 6-7-8 of October was last Boston Summit, this time in Boston.
  • Some good summaries from Matthias Clasen and Colin Walters

  • Specifically about a11y, Piñeiro gave a short presentation about a11y the first day.
  • But, in Piñeiro's opinion, the most important news related with a11y was during the gtk session on Saturday, when we agreed to made public some headers of the gtk implementation of ATK, so third-party apps, like evince or evolution, could extend them.

Grace Hopper Conference Open Source Day Recap

  • After the Grace Hopper Conference, there was a Grace Hopper Open Source Day, the goal of which was to get women involved in Open Source through projects with "humanitarian" aspects.
  • Joanie presented a full day on GNOME Accessibility. She didn't get a head count, but she is guessing that more than 15, but less than 20 joined her group.
  • The task was to triage a bunch of open bugs filed against Orca.
  • Joanie started with a presentation (basically the same one she gave to Andre Klapper at the GUADEC A11yCamp).

  • But unlike A11yCamp, the women then spent the rest of the day (9:30- 2:30ish) actually applying what they learned during the preso.

  • They got approximately 10 bugs fully triaged using Orca, Accerciser, and self-created Python event listeners, identifying where the bug really is.
  • Some have indicated interest in starting/joining an a11y division of the GNOME Bugsquad.
  • Joanie's conclusion is that it went (surprisingly) well. And she'll probably go next year if invited.

FoG Fund Use Update

  • Joanie and Piñeiro wrote up a priority list of document-related project tasks for Bastien, including the history of and need for each area.
  • They asked Bastien and the Board (implied not counting Joanie) to provide feedback on which of the areas they would like addressed.
  • They also mentioned that Joseph was working on a description of the caret and focus tracking work and would be submitting that soon.
  • Joseph has updated the old focus tracking proposal to represent the current state of affairs. The latest proposal is still a "draft", but it is close. It can be found here:

Miscellaneous time

Action Items


  • Piñeiro:
    • Create some usability-configurability related bugs, using Bryen's mail as a starting point

Ongoing / Rolled-Over

  • Team members:
  • Joanie
    • (with Piñeiro) touch base to see if that evince a11y could be moved forward
    • Draft the final Q2 report for the team and get Piñeiro's review.
    • Do a full evaluation of the accessibility breakage in Evolution 3.6 and file bugs accordingly.
  • Juanjo:
    • Take a look at the current a11y material in order to make an action plan.
  • Piñeiro:
    • (with Joanie) touch base to see if that evince a11y could be moved forward
    • List some of "touch-friendly" accessibility features (ie: possibility to define a gesture to control a11y features like zoom), and send it to design team(?)
    • Investigate that "Enable by Keyboard" thing.
    • Send a mail to bastien to know 1. if he has specific features for the bridge 2. if he plans to work on that.
    • Update the AtkObject:children-changed documentation, as this could be also used on ATK implementors.

Accessibility/Minutes/20121011 (last edited 2012-10-17 22:53:42 by JoanmarieDiggs)