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D-Bus-based accessibility API [FWD]

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:25:49 -0400
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070814132332.M29587@hicom.net>

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From: Olaf Schmidt <ojschmidt@kde.org>
To: accessibility@a11y.org
Cc: kde-accessibility@kde.org
Sent: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:15:17 +0200
Subject: [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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