Release of Eclipse ACTF AccProbe v0.4.4

AccProbe v0.4.4 released


I am pleased to announce the release of the Eclipse ACTF Accessibility 
Probe (AccProbe) v0.4.4. AccProbe is an Eclipse RCP-based stand-alone Java 
aplication that combines inspection, event-monitoring, and hierarchical 
viewing of accessible objects and their properties. It is currently only 
available for the Windows platform but does support both MSAA- and 
IAccessible2-enabled aplications. It is, so far as I know, the only game 
in town for IAccessible2 inspection and event-monitoring, which also means 
that it can be used to verify ARIA-enabled web applications in Firefox 2.x 
and above and IBM Lotus Symphony chrome and documents.

You can learn more about AccProbe and download release v0.4.4 at:

Enhancements in the latest release include:
1.      Implementation of new ia2 idl (version 1.1) which includes the new 
interfaces IAccessibleTableCell and IAccessibleTable2. The IAccessible2 
interface will now display these two interfaces if present.  In order to 
test these two new interfaces, users will need to use the latest Mozilla 
Minefield browser (version 3.7a). 
2.      Fixed the tracking issue in some applications such as Lotus 
Symphony by changing the way top level windows are loaded into the 
Explorer View. If a single window has two processes running in it (such as 
Lotus Notes or Lotus Symphony), AccProbe will now load a separate window 
for each process, making the expansion while tracking easier. 
3.      Added a "howFound" property to accessible elements which lets the 
user know how the event information and "hwnd" information for that 
accessible was determined. 
4. caret tracking is now supported for IBM Lotus Symphony documents

For more information about the Eclipse Accessibility Tools Framework 
(ACTF) project, visit For more information 
about the IAccessible2 interface, visit

--> Mike Squillace
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center



Received on Monday, 26 October 2009 16:52:12 UTC