Joanmarie Diggs

California (USA), 1970

Accessibility Developer, working at Igalia since October 2011

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Times like this I truly appreciate having Orca as part of my DayJob: It is SO nice to make real progress and not just put out fires. #igalia at 19:42 May 11th 2012 by Joanmarie Diggs

Joanmarie Diggs 03/01/2009

Seven Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Me

The “<insert number here> things” meme is going around twitter, and I’ve been tagged by @empirebetty. A while back, when it was a blog meme requiring eight things, Rich Burridge tagged me. So I’m now faced with the...


Thank you @igalia for making it possible for me to focus on @gnome_orca! Good release if I do say so myself. :) #igalia at 02:55 Apr 17th 2012 by Joanmarie Diggs

Joanmarie Diggs 08/10/2008

De Deorum Natura

That’s what the gods are! An answer that will do! Because there’s food to be caught and babies to be born and a life to be lived and so there is no time for big, complicated, and worrying answers! Please give us a simple answer, so that we...


Tomorrow's to-do list includes adding support into Orca for accessible gnome-shell notifications. Yay! (Thank you @infapi00!) #igalia at 23:39 Feb 20th 2012 by Joanmarie Diggs


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Use labelOrName instead of labelAndName with toggle buttons

The latter has more fallback code, ultimately looking at the description if all else fails.

Joanmarie Diggs26/03/2015

Use datadir and localedir and not DATADIRNAME

This is needed to work with intltool 0.51 and still works with 0.50

Joanmarie Diggs24/03/2015

Move some technical-content symbols to and remove duplicates

Because there are far more symbols than we can ask translators to translate, we have fallback code so that we at least speak something for the symbols which we think are unlikely to be encountered, and likely to not be presented by espeak. This...

Joanmarie Diggs23/03/2015