Ok thanks very much for this interesting answer. If you need some dialogue with NVDA or Orca (Linux), and if I can help as intermediate, no problem, don't hesitate. I follow the situation as I consider it's a very important progress to promote better free software in general.
Thanks for your interest. Regards, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL Le mercredi 28 septembre 2011 à 00:05 +0200, Marcus (OOo) a écrit : > Am 09/27/2011 08:58 PM, schrieb Jean-Philippe MENGUAL: > > Hi Jean-Philippe, > > > As ordinary blind user, I work very much to promote OOo and > > accessibility free software for blind people. The current problem is > > that public administrations, in France, choose OOo, but blind people are > > thanks a lot for your effort to promote OOo. :-) > > > complaining, as they consider it's not perfectly accessible with NVDA > > (Free screen reader for Windows). And migrating to Linux isn't always > > easy in a network (active directory features, ...). > > > > However, IBM Symphony works fine. My problem is that's not a really free > > software. Nethertheless, IBM, according I was told, gave to the Apache > > Foundation Iaccessible2, which is the code which enables Symphony to be > > perfectly accessible with NVDA. > > That's correct. > > > Could someone study Iaccessible2 and integrate it in OOo? It'd be great > > if OOo could be accessible with NVDA in the next stable releases. As no > > developper, I'd appreciate if you could tell me when it's integrated, if > > someone accepts to do it. > > I don't know if it's already completely arrived or if there are still > some things to fix before it can be integrated into the code. However, > we are really working on taking advantage of the IA2 technology. Maybe > Rob can say more about the current status. > > It's very unlikely that it will be part of the first AOO release because > of this and nobody knows the side effects that could occur. So, IMHO > expect it not for the coming release but for the following one. > > HTH > > Marcus
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