[Libreoffice-qa] [libreoffice-accessibility] Re: ESC meeting minutes: 2022-05-26 [IAccessible2 support in JAWS]

Michael Weghorn m.weghorn at posteo.de
Tue Jun 7 11:27:13 UTC 2022

Hi Christophe,

On 07/06/2022 12.14, Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> After some online searching, it seems that JAWS at least used to support IAccessible2, originally mainly for IBM Lotus Symphony.
> According to a tweet by Marco Zehe from December last year, JAWS handles Chromium and Edge via IAccessible2. (See https://twitter.com/MarcoInEnglish/status/1471523578805997570 )

That sounds promising, JAWS was what I vaguely had in mind about having 
been mentioned of presumably not supporting IAccessible2 (well) in the past.

> Twitter is not an ideal source, but I couldn't find any documentation related to IAccessible2 on Freedom Scientific's website. They do have documentation on to use script access to UIAutomation: https://support.freedomscientific.com/support/jawsdocumentation/UIAScriptAPI but nothing similar for IAccessible2.
> This calls for some LibreOffice testing with JAWS; I hope to do some of that next weekend.

Thanks a lot, that's much appreciated!

Best regards,

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