release date: 2010-05-03
AT-SPI2 is a D-Bus based accessibility framework. It defines a D-Bus protocol for providing and accessing application accessibility information. The project includes a library for bridging the D-Bus protocol to the ATK API, allowing Gtk based applications to be made accessible. It also contains a client (AT) side library in Python.
AT-SPI2 0.3.1 is now available for download at:
This is a development release of AT-SPI2, it has some unfinished features.
A list of work required before the full release can be found at:
Unlike the previous few AT-SPI2 releases, this release installs to the standard AT-SPI locations. The old behavior of relocating to co-exist with the CORBA-based AT-SPI can still be enabled by passing '--enable-relocate' to configure. It is recommended that users configure with
--enable-relocate when packaging AT-SPI2 on distributions running stable releases of GNOME, so as to avoid conflits with eisting CORBA AT-SPI packages.
This release fixes numerous bugs and should generally be much more usable than prior releases.
getAccessibleAtPoint, and possibly others.
MANAGES_DESCENDANTSobjects (i.e., do not use cache)
pyexecdir as a base rather than <code>pythondir.
The AT-SPI project wiki is available at:
A page of work required before a full release and the project plan can be found at: http://live.gnome.org/Accessibility/BonoboDeprecation
We are actively seeking contributors to help us make this the standard accessibility framework for Gnome. We need help testing with Gnome accessibility technologies, improving performance, and generally tying up loose ends. The above-referenced page contains a list of known issues that should be fixed.
To participate in AT-SPI2 developement, you can:
Development repositories for AT-SPI2 can be found at: