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libatk-1.0 (3lib)


libatk-1.0 - Accessibility Toolkit API


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libatk-1.0(3lib)              Interface Libraries             libatk-1.0(3lib)

       libatk-1.0 - Accessibility Toolkit API

       ATK  (Accessibility Tool Kit) is a set of interfaces which, when imple-
       mented by applications and user-interface component libraries, supports
       the  use  of applications by persons with disabilities.  ATK provides a
       consistent set of in-process  interfaces  which  conforming  components
       implement,  either  directly  or via the use of add-on libraries. These
       interfaces are in turn exported out-of-process  for  use  by  assistive
       technologies (see at-spi(3lib)).

       Using  ATK, applications can explicitly provide descriptive information
       about their components. By using ATK-enabled  toolkits  such  as  GTK+,
       applications obtain built-in accessibility support.

       The  ATK  API  is  a  queryable,  interfaced API for obtaining textual,
       attribute-based, and coordinate information from user interface  compo-
       nents,  and  also  provides  a means of activating and interacting with
       those components without the direct  use  of  the  keyboard  or  system
       pointing device.

       The following files are used by this library:

           Accessibility Toolkit API 32-bit shared library

           Accessibility Toolkit API 64-bit shared library

           pkg-config(1) file for atk 32-bit shared library

           pkg-config(1) file for atk 64-bit shared library

           Location of developer documentation

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | library/desktop/atk |
       |Stability      | Uncommitted         |
       at-spi-registryd(1),  pkg-config(1),  at-spi(3lib),  libgailutil(3lib),
       libgailutil-3(3lib), attributes(7), gnome-interfaces(7)

       Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2004, 2006.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source        was        downloaded         from          https://down-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://wiki.gnome.org/Accessibility.

Solaris 11.4                      7 Apr 2017                  libatk-1.0(3lib)