[Accessibility] For today's call: Sec2b

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Sep 11 13:57:47 PDT 2003


I'm fine with this change.

Gunnar Schmi Dt writes:
> From: Gunnar Schmi Dt <gunnar at schmi-dt.de>
> 
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> Hello,
> 
> When reading once more through the document, I found that the wording "KDE's 
> Qt toolkit" in the first section might be somewhat misleading:
> 
> On Wednesday 10 September 2003 19:47, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > 1.)AT-SPI (Year One)
> >
> > The Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface (AT-SPI) was developed
> > for the GNOME2 desktop and its approach to providing accessibility is in
> > the process of being adopted by KDE.
> >
> > AT-SPI is toolkit-neutral. It is already compatible with and supported by
> > GTK+ 2, Java/Swing, the Mozilla suite, and StarOffice/OpenOffice.  Support
> > via reuse of the related ATK interface in version 4 of KDE's Qt toolkit has
> > been announced by TrollTech.
> >
> - From the wording you could guess that Qt was developed by KDE developers. In 
> fact Qt is written by TrollTech (which is not a part of KDE) and KDE is based 
> on Qt.
> 
> I would suggest to change the last sentence to:
> 
> Support via reuse of the related ATK interface in version 4 of the Qt toolkit 
> (which KDE is based on) has been announced by TrollTech.
> 
> > AT-SPI enables assistive technology tools, e.g. screen readers, magnifiers,
> > and even scripting interfaces to query and interact with graphical user
> > interface (GUI) controls." As such it facilitates access for individuals
> > who cannot use the standard GUI. It enables developers (or a third party)
> > to build applications that are, or can be made accessible. The AT-SPI
> > enables developers and distributions to meet the accessibility requirements
> > of many individual and corporate customers.
> >
> > AT-SPI is an existing mature API that we propose to adopt.
> >
> > 2.) AT Device Shared I/O (Year One)
> >[...]
> 
> Gunnar Schmi Dt
> - -- 
> Co-maintainer of the KDE Accessibility Project
> Maintainer of the kdeaccessibility package
> http://accessibility.kde.org/
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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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