Re: WebKit a11y hack fest?

We could start a conversation on  (?)  -- but we might want to
have a time window in mind.

Safari now has some ARIA support... does anyone know if that is upstream?


Willie Walker wrote:
> Thanks David!  Can you also get us in touch with the WebKit folks
> working on WebKit a11y?
> Will
> David Bolter wrote:
>> I can offer to be on a channel, depending on time/date.
>> cheers,
>> David
>> Willie Walker wrote:
>>> My idea situation is this:
>>> 1) On the WebKit side: people that know the WebKit a11y code and who
>>> can also help us compile WebKit and run the sample WebKit apps.
>>> 2) On our side: people that can compile the WebKit code and who are
>>> familiar with AT-SPI as well as what Gecko exposes via the AT-SPI.
>>> Those involved should also be able to run accerciser, run Orca, etc.
>>> We may also look to Eitan to help us with Speclenium.
>>> The main goals would be:
>>> 1) Get an idea of where WebKit a11y is at.
>>> 2) Help GNOME folks figure out how to build/test WebKit a11y.
>>> 3) Help train the WebKit folks on using a11y tools to test their
>>> implementation and learn what is expected.  Ideally, the process will
>>> result in the WebKit folks getting a better understanding of a11y and
>>> getting more information to test/debug their a11y implementation.
>>> This is the optimal way to help close the feedback loop, IMO.
>>> Will
>>> Bryen wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 08:48 -0500, Willie Walker wrote:
>>>>> Hey All:
>>>>> I know we're working on a hack fest for GNOME a11y issues, which is
>>>>> an awesome thing.  One thing that is getting horrible attention,
>>>>> however, is WebKit accessibility.  In fact, accessibility is one of
>>>>> the things preventing WebKit from being accepted into GNOME.
>>>>> The WebKit folks have been making fixes, but we've not been very
>>>>> responsive in testing them.  I wonder what people's thoughts are
>>>>> about setting aside a day to try to coordinate time with the WebKit
>>>>> folks to try to do a virtual hackfest for WebKit a11y specifically
>>>>> for GNOME?
>>>>> Will
>>>>> __
>>>> I think this is a great idea, especially in showing that we want to
>>>> step
>>>> up to the plate in resolving the impasse.
>>>> One question I have.  What type of testing do you have in mind?  Who
>>>> would be the testers and what would they need to have in order to
>>>> provide good testing results?
>>>> I think finding the proper testers for a11y stuff is always a
>>>> challenge
>>>> and I want to make sure we have adequate people around on that day,
>>>> whatever designated day we all settle upon.
>>>>> Bryen Yunashko
>>>>> openSUSE Board Member
>>>>> openSUSE-GNOME Team Member
>>>>> GNOME-A11y Team Member
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