Mono Accessibility 2.0

Enables many Windows applications to be fully accessible on Linux
Mono Accessibility enables Winforms and Silverlight applications to be fully accessible on Linux, and allows Assistive Technologies (ATs) like screen readers and test automation tools that depend on UI Automation APIs to work on Linux.

Applications based upon System.Windows.Forms can take advantage of this with no extra code, and enjoy the same level of Accessibility provided by Windows on any system Mono supports.

This is accomplished through two efforts -- First, implement the managed UI Automation framework targeted towards Mono's System.Windows.Forms project and second, implement a bridge between our UI Automation implementation and ATK (, the dominant Accessibility technology on Linux.

Project Goals:

* Make System.Windows.Forms applications accessible via ATK
* Make Silverlight ( applications (using Moonlight) accessible via ATK
* Allow UI Automation based Accessibility Technologies to read Linux applications built on at-spi

last updated on:
March 1st, 2010, 14:30 GMT
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
developed by:
Mono Accessibility Team
ROOT \ Utilities
Mono Accessibility
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What's New in This Release:
  • UIA Provider and ATK support for System.Windows.Forms controls
  • UIA Provider and ATK support for Silverlight Controls
  • A complete implementation of the UIA Client API, allowing access to Winforms, Silverlight, and native GTK+ applications on Linux
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