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Re: Electron accessibility

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:07:35 +0000
To: Markku Hakkinen <mhakkinen@acm.org>, "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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On 15/01/2018 01:42, Markku Hakkinen wrote:
> Electron is a wrapper around the Chrome (Chromium) browser.  The 
> accessibility support native to the version of Chromium used to build 
> Electron is what is exposed.   Cautionary note is that Electron releases 
> typically lag several releases behind the current Chrome release, 
> meaning bugs fixed in newer releases of Chrome will not be present in 
> the “current” Electron release.

It seems from what you've said, that Electron can be accessible - with 
the caveat that there may be some lag before issues are resolved there. 
Does that mean Electron in and of itself is capable of a reasonable 
degree of accessibility?

I ask because I'm trying (and failing) to find a screen reader 
accessible code editor. Atom and VS Code are both Electron based, and 
neither seems usefully accessible. Much the same seems to be true of 
Slack, another Electron based tool I'd very much like to be usable with 
a screen reader.

As an aside, I know VS Code has an accessibility mode, but when it's 
enabled you lose basic features like word wrapping and line numbering, 
and I can't write code without those two basic features!

Léonie.




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