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This discussion is way over my head. I think or
thought I knew that the accessible modules were also in Libra Office that are in
Open Office. i have had more luck in Libras word processor certainly, even
though the browse and focus modes of MS Office are not supported.
The one big thing it requires is a really good say all that does not stop after
each blank line. I could care less about how this is done, but its stopping me
adopting it. I'd rather use office 2003 at the moment as like most people I find
working with Ribbons in Microsofts more recent editions, a complete nightmare
for a non visual person.
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Sent: Friday, May 04, 2018 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda]
[libreoffice-accessibility] Windows LO with JAWS
> Since you all can take code
from OO, can't you take basically, all of
> their accessibility
information and use it in LO? I mean, I stopped
> using JAWS years ago,
but I heard from other people that JAWS works with
> OO? Would that be
a lot of work? Taking all of the accessibility
> information from OO
because OO is very accessible, just not updated or
> even nearly as
Apache OpenOffice (AOO) uses the same IAccessible2 API, but
LibreOffice they left the MSAA/IAccessible API in place, so there
marginal Assistive Technology tool support in AOO with JAWS. And,
that LibreOffice would care to implement--thank you.
its demise WindowsEyes had support for select IA2 based
never LibreOffice or AOO.
VFO/Freedom Scientific's refusal to support
accessible events instrumented
with IA2 API has never made much sense to me
personally, but their
insistence on Windows applications adopting Microsoft
UI Automation (UIA)
brands them as a second rate player in the Free and
Open Source Software
arena. It is not their business model--too bad if you
are dependent on them.
LibreOffice as an OpenSource and cross platform
development project is not
obliged to provide proprietary UIA bindings--an
extension to "bridge" IA2 to
UIA could be developed--but we'll leave that
to Freedom Scientific to
implement if they choose. We'll concentrate on
making the native IA2/ATK &
AT-SPI/NSAccessibility bridges function
cross platform against LibreOffices
For any JAWS user on Windows--LibreOffice is accessible at no
install NVDA. Alternatively, ORCA on a Linux will do well, but
if you need
more hand holding for a small fee the Hypra project's U.A.S.
Accessible operating System" is a first rate Linux