By Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias. …
By Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias.
In GNOME, accessibility is a core value that touches all aspects of the system. 
From the infrastructure, to the graphical toolkit, to the applications, to the assistive technologies, accessibility has been a central consideration from the very early days.
On April 2011 GNOME 3.0 was released, and although GNOME and the accessibility made a huge effort, the accessibility support was not ideal. But not are bad news. Finally the accessibility technologies are starting to be used from the two main free desktops. AT-SPI is starting to be used on KDE distros, and Orca is starting to be functional with Qt apps. Since GNOME 3.0 a big effort was done in order to improve the situation. At the moment of this proposal writing an ATK/AT-SPI2 hackfest is being organized, in order to fix the issues from the framework itself.
The purpose of this presentation is explaining:
* Introduce accessibility on GNOME.
* Briefly explain the status towards GNOME 3.4
* Summarize the output of the ATK/AT-SPI2 hackfest
* Compare GNOME 3.0 vs GNOME 3.4
* KDE status and cooperation