Making Qt/KDE Applications Accessible

KDE Contributor and Developer Conference

2004 KDE Community World Summit

Speaker: Harald Fernengel of Trolltech

Language: English

Talk is scheduled for: Sunday, 22nd of August 2004, 15:30 - 16:30


Check the Schedule for an overview of all talks during this conference.


Accessibility is a very important technology to open the desktop to everyone, including those of us with physical handicaps.

This talk will give an overview of the KDE accessibility module and then focus on how to make Qt/KDE applications accessible. It will introduce the new Qt 4 accessibility module and how it can be used to create accessible Qt/KDE widgets by providing all the required meta-data for assistive technologies. Finally, it will be demonstrated how accessible KDE applications can interoperate with existing frameworks like Sun Microsystem's at-spi.

Targeted audience are KDE developers and developers interested in accessibility.

About Harald Fernengel
Harald Fernengel joined Trolltech in 2001 and is responsible for accessibility and database support. He is a long time project member in the KDevelop project and part of the accessibility workgroup at freestandards.org. Harald graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim with a Dipl.-Inf. (FH). He lives in Oslo.


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