Here's what I think on the subject, let's just say I am excited about it.
One of the points I find interesting is Orco's point which might have been in another topic, was that it might have been an accident that they upgraded chrome and the text started to read.
Well, I think he might be right on that fact, after all they might have had to update chrome for security purposes. However, here is the thing that can happen from here:
The fact that text is now recognized by the screen reader, without ocr or hacks, means that half the battle is won, we're not out of the woods yet, but we are a little way there.
It is going to be, I think, a bit easier to convince Valve about making keyboard controls available. We no longer have to go to Valve and them suddenly wonder, how do we make this whole interface accessible and read, because, indeed, some of this interface is now starting to be recognized. It sometimes takes something like that, an accident, to make someone realize hold on a second, we actually can do something about this.
Now, here's another point. Will it happen by the client's launch day the same as a sighted person? I honestly can not say. Will it happen at all? I can't answer that either. But my gosh we are in for some sort of fighting chance here of finally getting a Steam that is usable by the blind, and not only that, but the same client as everyone else uses. Imagine if it launches but is not totall accessible, yet, a few months later, boom, an update hits that makes it fully accessible. Now that would be epic, and that's why I am also not giving up.