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Accessible GUI Applications in Perlby smiffy (Pilgrim)
|on Nov 08, 2008 at 05:45 UTC||Need Help??|
smiffy has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
There are a couple of command-line applications that I use that I have thought of adapting for GUI use. My first thought would be to use the Tk module, but after having a quick read of the documentation on some of the widgets, I see that I have a problem - it does not look like there are any accessibility features.
I would assume that the deficiency comes from Tk itself, rather than the Perl module. After all, Tk has been around a fair while - probably from before the time that anyone might have thought that people would be making use of assistive/adaptive technologies to use their computers.
What I would expect to see in an accessible GUI toolkit would include:
(That last point isn't something that everyone in the accessibility community would agree on, but I do.)
There are a number of ways I can approach this:
So, my question is this - can anyone recommend an alternative GUI toolkit which is geared up for writing accessible applications, that will run cross-platform and - perhaps most importantly - isn't a pig to learn?
Or should I just stick with the command line?