By Frederik Gladhorn
Frederik Gladhorn

Qt 5 Accessibility APIs

Published Monday June 18th, 2012 | 28 Comments on Qt 5 Accessibility APIs
Posted in Accessibility, Qt | Tags: , , , ,

Qt 5 is a very gradual and smooth update from Qt 4. There are generally no breaks in source compatibility, except where we felt that it’s absolutely necessary. One area where we actually decided to do major changes that will affect people porting to Qt 5 is accessibility. The reason is that we were really […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Accessibility on Linux

Published Tuesday August 23rd, 2011 | 12 Comments on Accessibility on Linux
Posted in Accessibility

We are happy to give you a release of the Qt Accessiblity bridge for Linux. The bridge provides the platform integration with the platform’s accessibility interface. It is still tagged as alpha but works surprisingly well here, so we’d like to get feedback from you. The biggest change compared to earlier version is improvements in […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

ATK Hackfest

Published Monday May 16th, 2011 | Comments Off on ATK Hackfest
Posted in Accessibility, KDE

As you may have read, lately we have been working on accessibility on Linux. Since Gnome has a mature accessibility framework, it was logical to contact them for advice and sharing of infrastructure. I was invited to attend the “hackfest” dedicated to improving the current framework and making it possible to use the existing code […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Not yet Accessible

Published Friday April 1st, 2011 | 4 Comments on Not yet Accessible
Posted in Accessibility, KDE, Labs, Qt | Tags: ,

Lately I had the chance to research accessibility a bit. Qt supports high contrast color schemes and big fonts as they are set on the platform. Another aspect of accessibility are assistive technologies (AT). That means exposing what an application shows on screen so that an AT-client can interpret it differently. A screen reader can […]

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