Talk: Accessibility for Qt and KDE

Free Desktop Environments
Saturday 12th of November, 2011

by Frederik Gladhorn

Accessibility, the ability to access, is an important side of the devices we interact with on a daily basis. Enabling as many people as possible to use our applications is important. Playing nice with screenreaders and other assistive technology is one example. In the end, everyone benefits from improvements made for more accessible interfaces.

With improvements in Qt's accessibility support on Linux, the focus of this talk will be on making applications accessible. The good news is, that you get most of the way to an accessible application without doing anything. But to put the icing on the cake, some small steps might be necessary still. I will give an overview of what the current status of the accessibility framework on Linux is, what users can expect and where developers should spend a little time.

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