Proposal: DBus activation of Accessibility

Matthias Clasen matthias.clasen at
Tue May 17 12:00:59 BST 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Frederik Gladhorn <gladhorn at> wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry for cross-posting. I would just like to have this looked at by everyone
> so we can simply implement it.
> During the ATK/AT-SPI hackfest it came up a few times that we have no solution
> to enable accessibility (eg Screen Readers) on the fly. The conclusion was that
> using DBus would fit everyones needs and make it easy for third partys to
> adapt.
> Proposal: DBus activation of Accessibility

I'm not sure how things work on the KDE side, but for GTK+ based
applications, this does not really solve the problem. Since GTK+ a11y
implementation lives in a module that needs to be loaded by all
applications before a11y tools talk to it. We can load the module at
runtime, but at that time widgets may already have instantiated no-op
a11y implementations.

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