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    If you ever think about using Electron

    debacle – Monday, 28 January, 2019 - 00:25 edit

If you ever think about using Electron for your next application, think twice. Or thrice. It's probably a bad idea:

Github user miksuhwrites:

It is an really bad idea to use Electron. Electron is completely 100% inaccessible and unusable with the Orca screen reader on Linux. None of the Electron applications work with the Orca screen reader. All of the Electron applications are completely unusable if you are visually impaired or blind like I am. Orca screen reader speaks absoletely nothing when you try to use Electron based applications. Electron is based on Chromium technology. Chromium web browser is also completely inaccessible and unusable with the Orca screen reader. During the last 10 years people have requested several times that Chromium developers should start to support the Orca screen reader. But nothing has happenened. People have requested the same from Electron developers but nothing has happened. Chromium and Electron are still completely inaccessible and unusable. Blind users like me must use computer using screen reader which speaks the content on scree. blind and other visually impaired people can not use any Electron applications because Electron does not work with the Orca screen reader. It also looks like situation will not change, looks like Chromium and Electron developers have no plans to supoort the Orca screen reader. There is now applications like Skype which is made using Electron. Because of that Skype on Linuxx is completely inaccessible and unusable if you are visually impaired. So visually impaired users can not use e.g Skype or e.g Signal on Linux. that is simply discriminitaing visually impaired users. So no, use of Electron is not ok.

#orca #accessability #a17y #blind #visuallyimpaired #electron #signal #chromium #screenreader #jaws

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