implementing javafx accessibility for linux

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Oct 26 13:19:41 UTC 2018

Yes, JavaFX accessibility is being maintained for Windows and Mac. We 
have no plan to ever implement accessibility for Linux.

The implementation of accessibility is in the glass windowing toolkit. 
If you are interesting in exploring it, you could take a look at the 
Windows and Mac implementations. Be aware that implementing 
accessibility for Linux would be a fairly large project that would 
require significant effort in implementation and testing. You would have 
do a proof of concept / prototype before we could evaluate whether it 
could be included into OpenJFX.

If you are interested in trying this, you might want to take a look at 
our GitHub mirror [1], and read the CONTRIBUTING [2] page.

-- Kevin


On 10/26/2018 3:18 AM, Michał Zegan wrote:
> Hello, few questions:
> - is javafx accessibility support for windows/mac that is currently
> present in javafx being maintained?
> - what would be required for someone to implement javafx accessibility
> for other platforms such as linux? Is it supported by public api or does
> it require javafx modification/contribution?
> - is it planned in the future to implement linux javafx support?

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