[Accessibility] Android QT accessibility plugin urgent plea

Trenton W. Schulz trenton.schulz at nr.no
Mon Sep 14 11:02:27 CEST 2015

> On 13 Sep 2015, at 21:38, Mgr. Janusz Chmiel <ernesta at tiscali.cz> wrote:
> Dear core developers, 
> My name is Janusz Chmiel and I Am from Czech republic. I live in Brno. I have successfully installed and used QT 5.5 32 bit Windows release for Android. I have been and I Am still able to compile included sample applications. And thanks to Yours included sample C++ apps, I have found out The big issue related to QT 5.5 and may be that also alpha version of QT 6.0. 
> If C++ developer will use QT markup language to develop The GUI of QT app, this app will be totally inaccessible while running Android 4.1.2 and maybe that also in The newest Android stable release. 
> My kind plea is, why is not possible to create new QT accessibility plugin, which will enable visually impaired users use also QT apps written by using QT markup language. 
> It is possible to use QT apps written by using QT creator, or if GUI  is being created directly inside .cpp source files. But QT markup language GUI technique do not allow talkback and other assistive technology to work with  this kind of GUI. 
> How complex would be to support also QT markup language based QT apps for ANdroid? 

Hi Janusz,

I’m not sure that the Qt example apps try to cover accessibility. At least in the past, I remember that they were more trying to test a single concept.

Take a look at the QuickForecast app. Code is available:


You can also download it from the Play and App store to see how well it works. Illustrating accessibility with QML, Android and iOS was one of the goals for this app.

Best regards,


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