Ubuntu users, please take note, and boost if possible, this bug report about installer issues with Orca. The OS installer is the first thing many users will experience of an OS, and since, for better or worse, Ubuntu is the "flagship" end-user-facing Linux distro, accessibility should be kinda important. I know, volunteers and accessibility don't pay the bills and all that. Whatever. I'm done discussing that, I'm tired of excuses. Below is a link to the bug report:
This bug seems very early and disruptive. I'm not an Ubuntu user, so I don't know their installer and have to ask: is it even possible for anyone who needs a screen reader to get to a terminal from the installer given this bug? My guess is no.
1. The original reporter sends a direct message to the triager explaining that the bug prevents access to the terminal.
2. A sighted Ubuntu user reproduces this bug, completes the installation, and submits a new bug report.
@chuck @devinprater Hmm, it looks like the dev who just submitted a merge request for a possibly-similar screenreader issue at install time (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1231091, report apparently submitted in 2013) marked and then unmarked 1941003 as a duplicate. There is a merge request in https://code.launchpad.net/~thesquash/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+git/ubiquity/+merge/407632. If this merge doesn't fix 1941003 as well, maybe this dev is already spun up and could be interested in working on it.
@asparagi @chuck Mmm, in the live environment the user may be able to do Control + Alt + T... Perhaps from the installer too. I'm in over my head at work so I no time to look into this, and my Fedora Workstation is running fine so I'm not about to hop to anything else right now. But I'll make sure the Orca list knows about the request.
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