[Lazarus] Accessibility enhacement request Lazarus version 1.7

Lubos Pintes lubos.pintes at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 09:07:07 CEST 2017

I am very interested in adding an UI Automation support to the Win32 
WidgetSet. I am currently studying what UI Automation is, etc. and now I 
am about to study the WidgetSet itself.
The most difficult thing is to start, but I believe this can be done.
Dňa 7. 10. 2017 o 8:55 Mgr. Janusz Chmiel via Lazarus napísal(a):
> I AM afraid, that to make Lazarus editor accessible, it would be 
> necessary to use UIautomation component as often as possible especially 
> while using various list items, The most important would be to make 
> accessible form designer. Very accessible IDE for visually impaired is 
> Eclipse, but making plugins for this environment which would use Lazarus 
> external components such as Lamw is also run on the long way and it is 
> not easy.
> For example, Akelpad editor is fully accessible. Editbox can be used 
> perfectly with screen reader.
> But I know, that standard Microsoft WIndows objects can not allow 
> developers to make some complex GUI. And it is The cause of 
> accessibility issues in general.
> Lazarus is perfect tool, load very fast, is stable. This is The reason, 
> why I AM so sad, that the most important part of its GUI are not 
> accessible. Sure I know, that even commercial IDES have similar issues.
> May be, that really, some student of informatic sciences would had to 
> get this task from his professor to redesign lazarus or to make The 
> series of Eclipse plugins.
> Thank you very much for yours help and time.

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