2011/9/27 Chris Darnell <chris@cedeel.com>

Hi,

On Sep 27, 2011 7:38 PM, "Gerald Britton" <gerald.britton@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> If a date is invalid, the field will turn red to tell you so.  In your
> case, "est. May 1909" is OK
>
If a person is blind, a red cell isn't really helpful.

We don't set anything for assistive technologies. Even more, Gramps does not work with ATK enabled last I checked due to a bug in how ATK messes up our treeviews.
So blind people cannot use Gramps in the first place as long as the problems with the toolkit we use are not resolved (and as the toolkit has seen a new version, they will not fix the version Gramps uses).
 
For people with low vision however, there are several GTK themes that make Gramps usable. As the field is  not only red, but also shows an icon, there should be enough feedback.

Benny