[Accessibility] RoadMap Item: AT-SPI

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Apr 29 07:29:27 PDT 2003


AT-SPI as a means of working towards US section 508, Europe's CEN,
         Japan's ???, and Australia's ??? programs.
	                 (or part thereof that could agreed on with
			 perhaps some
			                 minor exclusions.)
					                 This will gain
							 us - key
							 components for
							                  desktop/windowing
									  environments.
									                  Lays
											  out
											  the
											  responsibilities
											  of
											  the
											  application
											  vs
											                   the
													   AT
													   layer
													   and
													   the
													   kernel.
													                   We
															   have
															   early
															   signs
															   that
															   major
															   Xwindow
															   environments
															                    (GNOME
																	    and
																	    KDE
																	    at
																	    least)
																	    will
																	    both
																	    be
																	    able
																	    to
																	    adopt
																	                     this
																			     without
																			     major
																			     disagreement.
																			                     This
																					     can
																					     be
																					     made
																					     to
																					     work
																					     with
																					     Internationalization.
																					                     The
																							     Service
																							     Provider
																							     Interface
																							     is
																							     more
																							     generic
																							     than
																							                      just
																									      a
																									      program
																									      interface.
																									      Between
																									      the
																									      AT-SPI
																									      and
																									      the
																									                       ATK
																											       we
																											       should
																											       be
																											       able
																											       to
																											       implement
																											       the
																											       libraries
																											       in
																											       a
																											                        number
																														of
																														environments.



-- 
	
				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Email: janina at afb.net		Phone: (202) 408-8175




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