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Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias
Day Sunday
Room H.1308
Capacity 150
Start time 09:15
End time 09:55
Duration 00:40
Track CrossDesktop Devroom
2012-apinheiro-fosdem-talk.pdf (slides)

GNOME 3.4 accessible: Status, news, future

In GNOME, accessibility is a core value that touches all aspects of the system. [1]

From the infrastructure, to the graphical toolkit, to the applications, to the assistive technologies, accessibility has been a central consideration from the very early days.

On April 2011 GNOME 3.0 was released, and although GNOME and the accessibility made a huge effort, the accessibility support was not ideal. But not are bad news. Finally the accessibility technologies are starting to be used from the two main free desktops. AT-SPI is starting to be used on KDE distros, and Orca is starting to be functional with Qt apps. Since GNOME 3.0 a big effort was done in order to improve the situation. At the moment of this proposal writing an ATK/AT-SPI2 hackfest is being organized, in order to fix the issues from the framework itself.

The purpose of this presentation is explaining: * Introduce accessibility on GNOME. * Briefly explain the status towards GNOME 3.4 * Summarize the output of the ATK/AT-SPI2 hackfest * Compare GNOME 3.0 vs GNOME 3.4 * KDE status and cooperation * Future


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