[Accessibility] Item 1: AT-SPI (Much Revised)

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Fri Sep 5 11:48:58 PDT 2003

	1.)	AT-SPI

The Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface (AT-SPI)
 was developed in GNOME2 and is in process of adoption by KDE. at-spi allows assistive technologies to access GTK2-based applications. Essentially it
exposes the internals of applications for automation, so tools such as screen readers, magnifiers, or even scripting interfaces can query and interact
with GUI controls. It facilitates access for individuals who cannot use the standard graphical interface. It enables developers to build applications
that they (or a third party) can make accessible. It enables developers and distributions to meet accessibility requirements of individual and corporate

AT-SPI is a finished product that we propose to adopt.

				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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