GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 651345
Accessibility support needs to be enabled by default without performance loss
Last modified: 2012-10-16 07:57:48 UTC
Subject pretty much says it all. At the moment, we cannot enable accessibility support by default due to the performance hit experienced by users -- even when no ATs are running. This must change.
See also: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-accessibility-devel/2011-February/msg00037.html
See also: bug 649123
[Resetting QA Contact to newly introduced "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Reason: So far it was impossible to watch changes in at-spi bug reports without following all the specific persons (Li Yuan, Bill Haneman, Jeff Wai, ...) and also their activity outside of at-spi reports.
IMPORTANT: Anyone interested in following all bug activity (including all maintainers) must watch the "email@example.com" dummy user by adding it to the 'Users to watch' list under Preferences->Email preferences. This is also the default procedure nowadays in GNOME when setting up new products.]
Accessibility support is always on in 3.6. In between the filing of this bug and that change, various contributors have been opening new performance related bugs and fixing them. I anticipate that shall continue. Therefore, this bug is no longer needed.