[Accessibility] FSGA August 2, 2006 Meeting Minutes

George Kraft gk4 at austin.ibm.com
Wed Aug 9 07:45:43 PDT 2006

Wed Aug  2 13:02:10 CDT 2006

Guannar Schmidt, KDE Accessibility
Bill Hanemann, Sun
Janina Sajka, FSG
Aaron Leventhal, IBM
Peter Parente, IBM
George Kraft, IBM
Larry Weiss, IBM
Doug Beattie, independent
Earl Johnson, Sun

No minutes from July 19th.  We are caught up on minutes from July 12th.

Earl reports he needs to move on from being the keyboard accessibility
chair. Bill Haneman volunteered to incorporate in Gunnar's comments.
George to send CVS source information to Bill.  Bill confirmed that the
XKB ABIs are in  libX11 which is defined by the LSB.  Not sure that
there are any man pages  to define the APIs.  Someone writing
conformance tests will need to be put on the wish list.

	CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.gforge.freestandards.org:/cvsroot/a11y

	cvs checkout a11ydocs a11yspecs a11yweb

	htmlview http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yspecs/

Aaron Leventhal is implementing complex document per discussions with
Bill. Aaron believe a developer preview is very close.  The main issues
are: object/text attributes, document events/interface, and some
crashes. Aaron to have atkhyperlink implement in Firefox soon.

CAVEAT: Screen Reader developers (gnopernicus, orca, lsr) will need to 
rewrite their tree walking code for the Firefox browser.

CAVEAT: Most recenst GAIL requires a new GTK.

Most all the new ATK/ATSPI enhancements have been implemented except for
Collection, Terminal, EditableText, and EventListener.  EventListener
will need to wait for a use case and/or event decoupling patch.
Collection will be the primary focus for Gnome 2.17/2.18.


To have a future treetable discussion.

CAVEAT: GAIL TreeTable and TreeView is the most difficult code in GAP.

If you can please test CVS HEAD for Gnome 2.15, because there are some
reported problems.

Next meeting in on Wednesday August 23.

Wed Aug  2 13:58:26 CDT 2006


George (gk4)

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