[lsb-discuss] Motif and LSB

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Nov 16 13:56:13 PST 2006

Janina Sajka wrote:
> Alan writes:
>>> Of course, the larger issue is how prevalent this will be as we go
>>> out and talk to ISVs, particularly those coming from the Unix world.
>>> If the use of Motif is still widespread, and ISVs generally have no
>>> interest in moving to Gtk and Qt (as Adobe, Real, and others
>>> we are working with have done), then we need to find a good solution
>>> for the Motif issue. Naturally, we'll have to weigh this
>>> with the other urgent matters that we're currently dealing with too. :-)
>>> Any thoughts on what to do here?
>> One thing to note is the status of accessibility and accessibility
>> legislation. That puts right and proper pressure on vendors to ship
>> accessible software.
> Unfortunately, there's no accessibility support in Motif. Someone else
> needs to weigh in on how difficult it might be to add a11y support, but
> I suspect it wouldn't be trivial.

That's a bit of an overstatement.  What's missing is support for
screen reading.  Other accessibility mechanisms (keyboard navigation,
font scaling, etc.) are supported and have been for many years.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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