[webkit-dev] WebKit and Accessibility

David Harrison harrison at apple.com
Tue Sep 13 15:08:32 PDT 2005

Offhand, a couple notable clients are AppleScript and Dictionary.


On Sep 13, 2005, at 2:59 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:

> Arrrr, the only problem is that you cannot get to preference only when
> accessibility access is switched on, for apple script.
> What are the other accessibility API clients, you mean by
> Thanks
> Mark.
>> The issue here is the assumption that VO is the S/W calling the
>> accessibility APIs.  There are actually numerous other accessibility
>> API clients within the system, affecting all users, not just those
>> who have difficulty seeing.
>> Your best bet may be a preference pane/control panel.
>> Dave
>> On Sep 13, 2005, at 1:46 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>   I'm trying to work around a problem with Voice-over technology
>>> that you
>>> cannot detect whether or not it switched on, doesn't sound like a
>>> big issue,
>>> but we have voice over capability within our webkit application  
>>> and it
>>> work's well, but if the user has switched on Voice-over for their
>>> system
>>> then they get 2 talking system which is very confusing for them.
>>>   So I'm wondering if I declare my own control inheriting from  
>>> the Web
>>> control, then I could just overload a few method which the
>>> accessibility
>>> API's called, then hopefully assume if something is calling this
>>> methods
>>> then Voice-over capability must be switched on ? - How does that
>>> sound.
>>>   The plan is if we detect the Voice-over is switched on then we
>>> will shut
>>> down ours and let them use the OS's.
>>>   I don't have any experience of these accessibility API's although
>>> I did
>>> sit on a WWDC Session, and seem ok but that always the case until
>>> you get
>>> down to it.
>>>   Anybody got insights on this.
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Mark.
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