[odf-discuss] IBM project aims to help blind use ODF applications
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Thu Dec 14 14:01:36 EST 2006
> I was particularly intrigued by one statement in the article: "Mozilla
> Corp. also intends to integrate iAccessible2 into its open-source
> Firefox Web browser, Fishkind added." I don't know enough about
> iAccessible2 to tell, but it left me wondering whether that means that
> Firefox will be acquiring native ODF viewing support?
No, not as far as I know.
iA2 is just an accessibility API, and a Windows one at that.
It's nothing to do with the file format per se, it's to do with how you
access specific UI features. So, e.g., it would be equally applicable to
any other document format if the application in question used it.
The OpenDocument link presumably comes in because they're attempting to
supplement the existing Windows accessibility API sufficiently to get
parity/beyond the feature set offered by Office.
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