[Accessibility] Nokia to fund D-Bus based accessibility
janina at a11y.org
Fri Apr 25 11:28:37 PDT 2008
May I suggest we take an upcoming Open A11y teleconference to discuss
how best to engage the community as this migration moves forward? What
do you think?
I suspect we have topics to consider:
* What apps need to be rewritten that will not be covered by
* CodeThink, e.g. gnome-speech, py-atspi, what else? How do we
* move these in parallel?
* How to test on small devices--Marc's offer sounds valuable as an
* embedded test platform at the very least that can take us toward
* a11y on small and embedded devices.
If you don't know his Icon device, look at http://levelstar.com
* How can we use this work to expand the community of a11y
* developers in Gnome, KDE, Linux, etc.?
Thoughts? The calendar is open at the moment.
Marc Mulcahy writes:
> Let's integrate it into the Icon. We'll do what we can to get that effort
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: gnome-accessibility-list-bounces at gnome.org
> > [mailto:gnome-accessibility-list-bounces at gnome.org] On Behalf
> > Of Janina Sajka
> > Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 9:41 AM
> > To: Willie Walker
> > Cc: gnome-accessibility-list at gnome.org
> > Subject: Re: Nokia to fund D-Bus based accessibility
> > This truly is wonderful news. I personally can't wait to take
> > some of those KDE apps for a spin with Orca, and I expect
> > there will be KDE based AT that will now be able to do the
> > same with Gnome, Open Office, and Firefox.
> > But, there's one more aspect of this I wanted to mention.
> > Will notes that AT-SPI on Dbus will give us the opportunity
> > to add accessibility to small and embedded devices--cell
> > phones, pdas, etc. During the recently concluded Linux
> > Foundation Collaboration Summit we heard an estimate from IDC
> > that Linux will drive approximately 50% of all such devices
> > by 2012. So, we may be on the verge of an explosion of
> > accessibility opportunities.
> > And, to top it all off, KDE and QT get the benefit of AT-SPI
> > based realtime automated testing, just like Dogtail and LDTP
> > are doing via the current Corba based AT-SPI. How awesomely
> > cool is that?
> > Janina
> > Willie Walker writes:
> > > This is indeed awesome news for the community, and it's
> > great to see
> > > that the people who did the AT-SPI/DBus feasibility study
> > are the ones
> > > that will be doing the work.
> > >
> > > Some of the major impacts of this work include:
> > >
> > > 1) Releasing accessibility from the shackles of the out-of-style
> > > CORBA/Bonobo technology and into the hip with-it DBus space.
> > >
> > > 2) Unifying accessibility infrastructure across KDE and
> > GNOME, paving
> > > the way for users to be able to use one assistive technology to be
> > > used to access both desktops.
> > >
> > > 3) By shedding CORBA/Bonobo, it helps enable accessibility
> > solutions
> > > to migrate to the small device and embedded space.
> > >
> > > All very exciting stuff!
> > >
> > > Will
> > >
> > >
> > > JGJones wrote:
> > > > I came across this on Planet Gnome and thought it would be of
> > > > interest if no-one heard of. Apologises if you all
> > already know this
> > > > and I'm a bit slow on the uptake :-)
> > > >
> > > >
> > http://blog.floopily.org/2008/04/23/nokia-funds-d-bus-based-accessib
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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
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