libqaccessibilityclient now in kdereview

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Wed Jul 26 07:07:28 BST 2017

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:25 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at> wrote:
> libqaccessibilityclient is now in kdereview.  It's in a git repo
> called libkdeaccessibilityclient but we filed a sysadmin request to
> rename it.

That request has since been actioned.

> We just released 0.2.0 in unstable (for some reason 0.1.1 was released
> in stable some years ago).
> What is it?
> ========
> Since it's hard to grasp all the bits related to accessibility, I'll try to
> explain what the lib is for.
> Most of the stack is part of Qt 5, so nothing to worry about, that's the part
> that lets applications expose their UI over DBus for AT-SPI, so they work
> nicely with assisitve tools (e.g. Orca). In accessibility language, the
> applications act as "servers" and the screen reader for example is a client.
> This library is for writing clients, so applications that are assistive, such
> as screen readers. It currently has two users: KMag and Simon.
> KMag can use it to follow the focus (e.g. when editing text, it can
> automatically magnify the part of the document where the cursor is.
> For Simon Listens, the use is to be able to let the user trigger menus and
> buttons by voice input.


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