Accerciser 0.1.0 (stretch)
Posted on: 02/25/2007 09:58 AM
Accerciser is an interactive Python accessibility explorer for the GNOME desktop. It uses AT-SPI to inspect and control widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated test frameworks. Accerciser has a simple plugin framework which you can use to create custom views of accessibility information.
In essence, Accerciser is a next generation at-poke tool.
* ORBit, not cspi, based
Like the modern LSR and Orca screen readers, Accerciser uses pyORBit to talk AT-SPI with other applications. The legacy cspi module is avoided.
* Plugin architecture
Create a Python module, drop it in a folder, and have it load as a plugin panel with full access to AT-SPI and the selected element in the accessibility tree view.
* Interface browser and event monitor plugins
All the features you've come to expect from a poke tool, and then some.
* IPython console plugin
A full, interactive Python shell with access to the accessible object selected in the tree view; all AT-SPI interfaces, methods and attributes; and any other Python modules. Supports autocompletion and a million other niceties thanks to IPython.
* API browser plugin
Shows the interfaces, methods, and attributes available on the selected accessible object.
* Global hotkeys
Move the tree view quickly to the last focused accessible or the one under the mouse pointer. Insert a marker into the event monitor log for easy identification at a later time.
* Customizable UI layout
Move plugin tabs to different panels or even separate windows to view them concurrently.
Accerciser does not disable its own accessibility.
* Yelp documentation
Included in the package.
* Python powered
Brits, not serpents.
Eitan Isaascon (firstname.lastname@example.org) is responsible for taking a mock-up from Peter Parente (email@example.com) and turning it into the wonderful, useful tool that it is today.
== For more information
Visit the Accerciser web site at http://live.gnome.org/Accerciser