Stephen F Northover steve.x.northover at
Tue Dec 17 09:37:12 PST 2013

Hi Mario,

There is nothing specific at this time and we are unlikely to start 
looking at accessibility seriously until next year.


On 2013-12-17 4:47 AM, Mario Torre wrote:
> It would probably make sense to try doing this together rather than
> waiting for things to happen, this way you could use this wonderful
> workforce that your community is!
> Can you maybe point to bugs and/or share with us specific issues (and
> pain points) yet unresolved?
> Cheers,
> Mario
> 2013/12/16 Stephen F Northover <steve.x.northover at>:
>> 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.
>> Steve
>> 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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