Re: Ang: AT for LD


As Mats may recall (from conversations about this in AEGIS meetings), I have also long been interested in seeing such an app.  I personally believe that the foundational work supporting GNOME Shell Magnifier is the right place to start such an effort.  Much of what you would like to offer someone with LD is highlighting of various parts of the UI.  Also potentially stripping parts of the UI away that get in the way.  A research project called UI Façades (see and the paper at gives a sense of what is possible when you own the window manager, have X Composite & OpenGL, and leverage AT-SPI.

I personally hope developing something like this could be done in the context of a significant, funded research project.

On 1/9/2012 4:38 AM, Christian Hofstader wrote:

cdh: I agree entirely. THe idea I had was to start an entirely new
project but use parts of Orca where such would be convenient.
Joanie: Is there a danger of depending on Orca for this support? I fear there
be. Perhaps the thing to do instead is identify the needs which are in
common, and develop a separate library or tool which Orca and this new
LD tool under consideration could each use (should they see fit to do

cdh: I'm just tossing this idea around now. I have discussed it with some friends but how the engineering would work is way off in the future.

cdh: My idea is to provide an interface like KESI has in K3000 but instead of doing everything in one unified ghetto app, add the augmentations on the screen with information derived from AT-SPI. 

cdh: This will need to be a highly graphical piece of software so I'm not likely the right person for the gig but I've studied the problem and have a bunch of ideas for people with print impairments in the workplace.


gnome-accessibility-list mailing list
gnome-accessibility-list gnome org

Peter Korn | Accessibility Principal
Phone: +1 650 5069522
500 Oracle Parkway | Redwood City, CA 94065

          Oracle Oracle is committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]