[Accessibility] Microsoft/Novell announce UIA on Linux

Steve Lee steve at fullmeasure.co.uk
Fri Nov 9 07:00:17 PST 2007


So...will orca and other AT-SPI ATs work with Mono applications that
correctly expose a11y? Without any changes? Is that the goal?

On 09/11/2007, Janina Sajka <janina at a11y.org> wrote:
> They're adding a11y support to Mono and C#. So, they're gaining a11y
> support on both Windows and Linux for apps built with Mono. Another, non
> a11y goal here, is to reduce the code delta when compiling for multiple
> OS. In that sense, this is similar to IAccessible2 brining ATK to
> Windows, and reducing the diff between a Windows and a Linux source
> tree.
>
> Janina
>
> Mike Gorse writes:
> > I'm confused.  Does this mean that applications that expose information
> > through atk, such as gtk apps, will be accessible under Windows with this
> > bridge?  Or are they writing a bridge to make Wine expose information
> > through atk?  Or both?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -- Mike Gorse / AIM:linvortex / http://mgorse.freeshell.org --
> >
> > On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Janina Sajka wrote:
> >
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >Michael Meeks, no stranger to a11y engineering, told me they would
> > >bridge directly to libatk.
> > >
> > >I don't know how to answer re managed code, other than perhaps to
> > >observe that the X environment has long abstracted device access.
> > >
> > >Janina
> > >
> > >Steve Lee writes:
> > >>Interesting,
> > >>
> > >>Do we have any answers to these questions:
> > >>
> > >>Is it application side or AT side or both? I'm guessing 'bridge' means
> > >>application side
> > >>Will it require Mono (.NET for Linux) or has the requirement for a
> > >>managed solution finally gone?
> > >>How does an Open Source solution sit with a pledge not to enforce patents?
> > >>
> > >>Steve
> > >>
> > >>On 09/11/2007, Pete Brunet <brunet at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-07MSNovell1YearPR.mspx
> > >>>
> > >>> Pete Brunet
> > >>>
> > >>> IBM Accessibility Architecture and Development
> > >>> 11501 Burnet Road, MS 9022E004, Austin, TX 78758
> > >>> Voice: (512) 838-4594, Cell: (512) 689-4155
> > >>> Ionosphere: WS4G
> > >>>
> > >>>_______________________________________________
> > >>>Accessibility mailing list
> > >>>Accessibility at lists.linux-foundation.org
> > >>>https://lists.linux-foundation.org/mailman/listinfo/accessibility
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>Steve Lee
> > >>--
> > >>Jambu - Alternative Access to Computers
> > >>www.fullmeasure.co.uk
> > >>_______________________________________________
> > >>Accessibility mailing list
> > >>Accessibility at lists.linux-foundation.org
> > >>https://lists.linux-foundation.org/mailman/listinfo/accessibility
> > >
> > >--
> > >
> > >Janina Sajka,        Phone:  +1.202.595.7777;        sip:janina at a11y.org
> > >Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC   http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
> > >
> > >Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and
> > >Canada
> > >Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com
> > >
> > >Chair, Open Accessibility    janina at a11y.org
> > >Linux Foundation             http://a11y.org
> > >_______________________________________________
> > >Accessibility mailing list
> > >Accessibility at lists.linux-foundation.org
> > >https://lists.linux-foundation.org/mailman/listinfo/accessibility
> > >
>
> --
>
> Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.202.595.7777;        sip:janina at a11y.org
> Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC      http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
>
> Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
> Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com
>
> Chair, Open Accessibility       janina at a11y.org
> Linux Foundation                http://a11y.org
>


-- 
Steve Lee
--
Jambu - Alternative Access to Computers
www.fullmeasure.co.uk


More information about the Accessibility mailing list