[Accessibility] Microsoft/Novell announce UIA on Linux

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Wed Dec 12 09:49:53 PST 2007

Hi Peter,

On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 09:30 -0800, Peter Korn wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer to this work (below).  I was surprised to see in 
> the diagram a "C# screenreader" box.  Is part of what Microsoft/Novell 
> is doing in this space the creation of another (apparently 
> cross-platform) screen reader?

	Hah, you know how I like pointless duplication of effort ! ;-)

	ie. no - we're not planning to make a full-featured cross-platform
screenreader here; so I guess that's more a hypothetical than actual,
the new code is the darker blue bits [apologies]. Of course - it's
likely that for demo/test purposes we might hack something simple up to
talk via gnome-speech & utter a few simple labels, but that was the
extent of the thinking (so far).

	Unless you have a better plan ? Ultimately, IMHO it'd be best to
address most of the questions interactively during an FSG call -
scheduling also plays into some of this too.



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