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  • 1. Orca: Screen Reading and Magnification for GNOME Willie Walker Sun Microsystems, Inc. william.walker@sun.com GNOME.Asia October 2008
  • 2. 2 Agenda • What is Orca? • Demo • Why is Orca important? • How does Orca work? • Closing thoughts
  • 3. 3 What is Orca? • Screen Reader > Speech > Braille > Magnification • Open Source > Thriving community of happy users and developers
  • 4. 4 What is Orca? • Screen Reader > Speech > Braille > Magnification • Open Source > Thriving community of happy users and developers “... if you don't save, changes from the last 19 seconds will be permanently lost ...”
  • 5. 5 What is Orca? • Screen Reader > Speech > Braille > Magnification • Open Source > Thriving community of happy users and developers
  • 6. 6 What is Orca? • Screen Reader > Speech > Braille > Magnification • Open Source > Thriving community of happy users and developers
  • 7. 7 Compelling accessibility! • Screen Reader > Speech > Braille > Magnification • Open Source > Thriving community of happy users and developers http://live.gnome.org/Orca “I am ... the beneficiary of this wonderful work. FF3 is the application I use most frequently on the desktop, and it's helping meet my needs where I no longer have good alternative options.” -- Orca User
  • 8. 8 Compelling accessibility! Let the user requirements drive the architecture, not the other way around.
  • 9. 9 Demo
  • 10. 10 Why is Orca important? Free Open Source SoftwareFree Open Source Software Those that need it the most are often those who cannot afford it. Contributions and ideas come directly from end users. Source code changes are used and tested immediately.
  • 11. 11 How does Orca work? • AT-SPI > Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface > “Built-in, not bolted on”
  • 12. 12 How does Orca work?
  • 13. 13 How does Orca work? Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca
  • 14. 14 How does Orca work? Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca FOCUS!
  • 15. 15 How does Orca work? Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca FOCUS! Name?
  • 16. 16 How does Orca work? Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca FOCUS! Name? “OK”
  • 17. 17 How does Orca work? Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca FOCUS! Name? “OK” OK Button
  • 18. 18 How does Orca work? (Scripting) Apps and Toolkits Accessibility Infrastructure (AT-SPI) Orca
  • 19. 19 Closing thoughts • Accessibility in GNOME is built-in, powerful, free • Orca rivals commercial products • Being used world wide + a11y = “GNOME with accessibility provides universal access”
  • 20. Orca: Screen Reading and Magnification for GNOME Willie Walker Sun Microsystems, Inc. william.walker@sun.com GNOME.Asia October 2008

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