[Accessibility] Re: [Kde-accessibility] D-Bus-based accessibility API

Mike Reiser metalhead1009000 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 08:18:19 PDT 2007


So I'm guessing we can use orca pretty soon on KDE?

Mike
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Olaf Schmidt" <ojschmidt at kde.org>
To: <accessibility at a11y.org>
Cc: <kde-accessibility at kde.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:15 AM
Subject: [Kde-accessibility] D-Bus-based accessibility API


> Hi!
>
> For those who are not subscribed to the Gnome accessibility list or heard
> otherwise:
>
> Trolltech have released the promised D-Bus-based accessibility API.
> They have made it available at:
> http://labs.trolltech.com/page/Projects/Accessibility/QDBusBridge
>
> They also wrote a poke tool:
> http://labs.trolltech.com/page/Projects/Accessibility/IAPoke
>
> Last but not least, they have a ported Dasher to use the API:
> http://labs.trolltech.com/page/Projects/Accessibility/QDasher
>
> (They say that they plan to contribute their work back to the official 
> Dasher
> repository once things it has matured a bit.)
>
> The API is close to both IAccessible2 and AT-SPI.
>
> If I understnad the approach that Trolltech has taken correctly, then they
> have:
> a) implemented everything that is in IAccessible2 (including the 
> improvements
> that are missing in AT-SPI)
> b) implemented everything from AT-SPI that has been left out of 
> IAccessible2
> because it is available in MSAA
> c) _not_ implemented parts of AT-SPI that are unused by the existing 
> assistive
> technologies and that have therefore also been left out in IAccessible2
>
> Olaf
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