It comprises of a collection of accessibility interfaces that are implemented by various other applications and toolkits. You can use the ATK interfaces to allow accessibility tools to have full control over running apps.
The AtkNoOpObjectFactory, AtkObjectFactory, AtkRegistry and Versioning macros utilities are includes, as well as the AtkGObjectAccessible, AtkHyperlink, AtkNoOpObject, AtkPlug and AtkSocket custom accessible objects.
Additionally, it includes the AtkObject base accessibility object, AtkUtil for toolkit and event support, AtkRange, AtkRelation, AtkRelationSet, AtkState and AtkStateSet basic accessible data types, and a wide range of ATK Interfaces.
Getting started with ATK
To configure ATK, run the ./configure script, then 'make' and 'make install'. If you are installing into a location where you don't have write permissions, you'll have to become root before running 'make install'.
General information about building ATK and related libraries can be found at http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-building.html. To compile a CVS version of atk on your system, you will need to take several steps to setup the tree for compilation.
You can do all these steps at once by running the “cvsroot/atk# ./autogen.sh” command, without quotes. Basically this does the following for you ‘cvsroot/atk# aclocal; automake; autoconf’. The aforementioned commands create the ‘configure’ script, which can be run in cvsroot/atk to create all the Makefiles.
Before running autogen.sh or configure, make sure you have libtool in your path. Note that autogen.sh runs configure for you. If you wish to pass options like --prefix=/usr to configure you can give those options to autogen.sh and they will be passed on to configure.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 24th, 2014
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- Bug 739981: Add ATK_ROLE_STATIC and clarify ATK_ROLE_TEXT
- Bug 740152: Document the deprecation of ATK_STATE_ARMED
Application descriptionATK is an open source and freely distributed software project that has been engineered to act as an accessibility tool...