[arch-dev-public] News draft: Accessibility features added to installation media

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 1 00:08:18 UTC 2020

On 10/31/20 2:52 PM, David Runge wrote:
> Hey all,
> below is the news item I would like to post once the installation medium
> is released some time tomorrow:
> ```
> We are very happy to announce that accessibility features have been
> added to our installation medium with [archiso
> v49](https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/archiso/-/tags/v49). From
> release 2020.11.01 onwards these are available via the 2nd boot loader
> menu item.
> Many thanks go to Alexander Epaneshnikov who integrated the features
> from the [TalkinArch](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TalkingArch)

typo: missing "g" in the link text

> project into archiso's releng profile, which is used for creating the
> installation medium.
> Note: The bootloader timeouts have been set to 15s to allow blind users
> to select the menu item as the bootloaders themselves do not offer
> accessibility features.
> The timeout is stopped as soon as e.g. an arrow key is pressed.
> ```
> If you have improvement suggestions, please let me know!
> Best,
> David

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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