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Provides accessibility support for GTK+ and libgnomecanvas

'GAIL' is a GTK+ module that provides accessibility support for GTK+ and libgnomecanvas by implementing AtkObjects for widgets in the two libraries. For example, if the module is loaded in a program which calls gtk_widget_get_accessible() for a GtkEntry, an instance of GailEntry is returned. This module is normally used with the atk-bridge GTK+ module from at-spi to allow an assistive technology, e.g a screenreader, to query or drive the program.

Related Projects

  • At-spi
  • KDE Accessibility
  • Gnome-mag
  • Libgnomecanvas


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License:LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey22 October 2004

Leaders and contributors

Bill Haneman Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Required to usepangoft2
Required to usegnome-common
Required to useATK
Required to useGTK+
Required to uselibgnomecanvas
Required to uselibart

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 September 2016.


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