The Linux Foundation Delivers New Licensing Terms, Testing Tools for Accessibility Interfaces
Jul 08, 2010, 03:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to
accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that its Open
Accessibility Workgroup is releasing IAccessible2 for Windows under
the BSD license. It is also announcing the availability of
AccProbe, a new desktop application testing tool that is available
under the BSD license.
"AccProbe uses IAccessible2 platform services to assist
developers in discovering and correcting code problems in their
Windows applications. It was developed in Eclipse by IBM and
donated to The Linux Foundation's Open Accessibility Workgroup.
"At this year's CSUN Conference on Disabilities, Adobe Systems
Incorporated discussed plans to support IAccessible2 in the next
major releases of Adobe® Acrobat® and Adobe Reader®.
IAccessible2 is already supported in IBM Lotus Symphony, Firefox,
and Eclipse. Assistive Technology (AT) vendors supporting the API
include JAWS, NVDA, Window-Eyes and ZoomText."