Accessibility Tools and Technologies
At Igalia, we believe that access to software and information is not a privilege, but a right. For this reason, we are committed to making this access possible for individuals of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life, all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a compelling and complete range of Free Software solutions which address their unique needs and wants.
Our commitment to accessibility began in 2007 with the accessibility library for Hildon, a UI library for the Maemo platform. Since then, our efforts have expanded to the free desktop where we develop and maintain accessibility solutions at all levels of the stack including:
- The ATK accessibility toolkit
- The Orca screen reader
- GNOME Shell
We devote significant time participating in the communities in which we work, engaging end users as partners in the development process and collaborating with other teams to achieve the most consistent and compelling user interaction possible.
Our developers have a combined 20 years of experience in accessibility, with diverse backgrounds ranging from Computer Science to Special Education. Having an interdisciplinary team with expertise in all aspects of accessibility implementations makes it possible to deliver a truly integrated solution.
- A11y libraries
- Toolkit and application A11y support
- Assistive technologies and applications
The first release candidates for LibreOffice 4.3.0 are already bouncing around the internet and, besides great new features like the ones I’ve been explaining in my latest posts, they come with a set of fixes to ease the life of … Continue...
Welcome to a new “GNOME 3.12 is out blog post”, somewhat late because I wanted to focus on 3.12.1 instead of the usual 3.12.0, and because I was away for several days due to Easter holidays. As I said just after 3.10, Antía worked hard on...
3.10 is out, what’s new about accessibility? As you probably already know, GNOME 3.10 was released several weeks ago, with lots of new accessibility goodness: Magnifier focus and caret tracking: Finally, the focus and caret tracking feature of GNOME...
The primary objective of the Friends of GNOME Accessibility project is to improve document accessibility. As part of this effort, Igalia has been working in several areas related to PDF documents, focusing primarily on Evince and poppler . Keyboard...
Orca used to automatically present the selected item in a newly-shown switcher. It doesn't in GNOME 3.14. This is due to a couple of issues: * The ordering of accessible events has changed, so first we get the accessible event for the selected item....Joanmarie Diggs17/10/2014