[Interest] Linux Accessibility: qt-at-spi 0.2 released
frederik.gladhorn at nokia.com
Wed Mar 14 15:58:56 CET 2012
the qt-at-spi bridge enables accessibility via screen readers for Qt
applications on Linux.
I'm happy to release the Qt AT-SPI bridge 0.2.0 into the world. Based on some
user feedback I could fix a few things. It's also nice to note that the Qt 5
version of the bridge is up to date and working even better since we could
make some improvements in the internals.
Changes since 0.1:
* Sent the right text for text insert/delete events when editing text
* Password line edits are marked as such
* Improved exposing of keyboard shortcuts
* Fix menus (again)
* Expose more action interfaces
* Some table/list improvements (hopefully)
And quite a bit of cleanup, as always.
Dependencies: Qt 4.8.0
What is that thing? A bridge that lets Qt applications interface with the AT-
SPI accessibility framework that GNOME provides. For users that mostly means
that the Orca screenreader should work nicely with Qt applications.
You need a distribution that uses AT-SPI 2 (check your packages, any recent
distro should do, this is part of standard GNOME).
The source can be found here:
The commit you should grab is: a213019e84732da7fea5162f8c79ee42b8a3b576,
Or download the tar.gz from gitorious:
$ sha1sum qt-at-spi-qt-at-spi-v0.2.tar.gz
The plugin for Qt 4 does not get loaded unless an environment variable gets
set, so there should be no risk of anyone blowing up their system.
In order to enable the plugin, export "QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1".
For Qt 5 this is no longer needed.
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