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Hi Jean-Philippe, 

On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 03:53:10 +0200
Jean-Philippe MENGUAL <> wrote:


My point of starting is: while Libreoffice is accessible all right with
the screen reader Orca with GNU/Linux, it's absolutely not usable with
NVDA on Windows. The problem: it makes loose the credibility of the free
software, which is installed in public administrations, and problematic
for blind people.

So I would like us to work very much about this, with testers, and
developpers which are mandatory. During Libre Software Meeting, I was
told that IBM had written a module to make OOo accessible. If I
understand, its name is "Iaccessible2". Really?

The latest thing I've heard about the IAccessible2 implementation is, that it really is at Oracle, 
and that there is still some work to do to be able to implement it fully in the software. I don't 
know, if it is included the big software package, that Oracle donated to the Apache foundation. If 
it is, once it is implemented in Apache, we can reuse it in LibreOffice. The Apache 
License allows it, that we can use it. 

If it is right, it seemed it was given to Oracle. Now the question is:
where's this code? In Apache foundation? Oracle? or could Libreoffice
ship this in the fork? Can we fetch it from Apache if it's there and
what are license conditions (I don't know Apache License)? Is it

If it is not, who can I contact to find this code and allow to integrate
it in LibreOffice? If it is, could you help me for identifiation, so
that I see with NVDA what's possible?

I read today Rob Weir who seems to say that this code is in OOo from
Apache, and in Symphony too. Can you tell me if we can find it there so
and ship it on Libreoffice?

I hope, that my answer is helpful to you. 


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