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ATK Hackfest

As you may have read, lately we have been working on accessibility on Linux. Since Gnome has a mature accessibility framework, it was logical to contact them for advice and sharing of infrastructure. I was invited to attend the "hackfest" dedicated to improving the current framework and making it possible to use the existing code with other toolkits (read Qt).

The ATK/AT-SPI Hackfest took place in A Coruña, Spain, and was hosted by Igalia. An enthusiastic group of 11 people sat down to discuss and fix issues. We had Gecko/Firefox, Webkit, GTK, Clutter and Qt/KDE present on the toolkit side, the ATK/AT-SPI people for the actual framework and the Orca screen reader team. It was great to see this group of people work towards a common goal.


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