[Accessibility] ATK/AT-SPI interoperability on Windows and MacOS

Li Yuan Li.Yuan at Sun.COM
Thu Aug 2 03:31:00 PDT 2007

Hi Marcus,

I have to say we don't have such a plan currently. Like Peter said, IA2
is a good choice on Windows.


在 2007-08-02四的 08:05 +0200,Marcus von Appen写道:
> Hi,
> I wonder, if there are any plans to get into touch with the Microsoft
> Windows and Mac OS accessibility architects to get to some common
> agreement about accessibility interoperability.
> For me as a developer it's pretty hard to learn three different a11y
> interfaces and develop software, which works with at least the three
> major accessibility providers (MSAA, ATK/AT-SPI and the Carbon
> accessibility system). It's also pretty time consuming and thus costly
> to maintain an accessibly software system, if you have to take care of
> three different underlying architectures. Even with toolkits like Gtk+
> it is not possible to have accessibility aware systems on all target
> platforms.
> Are there any plans to provide interoperability interfaces or even a new
> abstract accessibility definition the developers can rely on in the near
> or far future?
> Are there even some MS or Apple responsibles on this list who'd like to
> share their thoughts about that issue?
> Regards
> Marcus
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