Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at
Mon Dec 16 12:49:24 PST 2013

Hi Michael,

Accessibility has been on and off the radar for OpenJFX for quite a 
while now.  Some preliminary work was done, but a final implementation 
and API was never reached.  Further, the people who were working on it 
either left the company or left to work some place else.  The thing that 
makes accessibility difficult is that it is platform specific, has a big 
API and touches many different component areas.  If you think about it, 
in the case of a visually impaired user, accessibility is presenting a 
widget system to be navigated that is independent of any output.

Although nothing is official, we are looking to deliver accessibility in 
JDK9.  If something is ready earlier, it is possible that it could 
appear in an earlier release.

Thanks for being so patient with us.


On 2013-12-15 7:15 AM, Michał Zegan wrote:
> Hello,
> I have the following question:
> Does javafx support or plan to support accessibility?
> Another question is: if it is planned, then for what release?

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