Accessibility

Frederik Gladhorn

Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here

Published Friday January 20th, 2017 | 14 Comments on Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here
Posted in Accessibility, Dev Loop, News, Qt, Releases | Tags:

I’m happy that with Qt 5.8.0 we’ll have Qt Speech added as a new tech preview module. It took a while to get it in shape since the poor thing sometimes did not get the attention it deserved. We had trouble with some Android builds before that backend received proper care. Luckily there’s always the […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Qt Weekly #14 Testing Accessibility on OS X

Published Friday June 20th, 2014 | Comments Off on Qt Weekly #14 Testing Accessibility on OS X
Posted in Accessibility, macOS | Tags: , ,

When talking about accessibility, the question of how blind people interact with computers often comes up. This article will explain the basics and take OS X as an example to let you test an application. There are many tools to help people with low vision, for example magnifiers. Here it helps a lot when applications […]

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Frederik Gladhorn

Accessibility in Qt 5.3

Published Wednesday May 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments on Accessibility in Qt 5.3
Posted in Accessibility, Android, desktop, iOS, Qt

The Qt community is welcoming and inclusive. With Qt we aim to enable everyone, no matter their background, to access and use the technology. From building applications with Qt, to being a user, we want to support everyone. Universal design and accessibility are important to us as a project and for Qt as product. In […]

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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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Fun with D-Bus at Akademy

Published Wednesday August 13th, 2008 | 3 Comments on Fun with D-Bus at Akademy
Posted in Accessibility, KDE, Qt

To summarize my achievement at Akademy: [Argument: a{sv} {“a” = [Variant(int): 1], “b” = [Variant(QByteArray): {99}], “c” = [Variant(QString): “b”], “d” = [Variant(uint): 42], “date” = [Variant: [Argument: (iii) 1977, 1, 1]], “datetime” = [Variant: [Argument: ((iii)(iiii)i) [Argument: (iii) 0, 0, 0],[Argument: (iiii) 8, 59, 31, 0], 0]], “dtlist” = [Variant: [Argument: a((iii)(iiii)i) {[Argument: ((iii)(iiii)i) […]

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Qt D-Bus accessibility bridge on labs.trolltech.com

Published Friday August 10th, 2007 | Comments Off on Qt D-Bus accessibility bridge on labs.trolltech.com
Posted in Accessibility, KDE, Qt

The Qt D-Bus accessibility bridge is now at labs.trolltech.com. You can find the bridge, an introspection tool and a port of Dasher that shows how to manipulate text edits through D-Bus. If you find a widget that doesn’t expose enough information or behaves badly, please let us know.

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