Accessibility Features in Eclipse
- Accessibility Features in Eclipse
- Keyboard Navigation
- Text Editing Options
- For a list of keystrokes, select Help > Key Assist... or type Control+Shift+L on Windows/Linux or Command+Shift+L on a Mac.
- Keystroke assignments can be modified on the Keys Preference page.
- SWT FAQ/Release Notes
Writing Accessible Eclipse Plug-ins
Note: All materials provided are useful, but some may predate the Eclipse accessibility API upgrade which occurred with the release of Eclipse 3.6 (Helios) in June, 2010.
- General Introduction (last updated 2004)
- Designing Accessible Plug-ins for Eclipse (last updated 2009)
- Accessible User Interfaces (from the Eclipse Help system)
- SWT Accessibility API Reference (use this API to support accessibility in custom controls)
- Examples of Accessibility API Usage
- More Examples of Accessibility API Usage (see the org.eclipse.swt.examples.accessibility package)
- SWT Source for CCombo, CTabFolder, and StyledText (SWT custom controls that use the SWT Accessibility API)
- Accessibility API Upgrade in Eclipse 3.6
Eclipse is an open source project. Testing, bug filing/triage, documentation and code contributions to the accessibility support are very welcome and greatly appreciated.
When you run into an issue, check the Eclipse accessibility bug list.
If your issue isn't in the list, file an Eclipse accessibility bug.
For questions or more information, please use the SWT newsgroup or the Eclipse SWT Community Forum -- accessibility issues will be forwarded to the right person to answer them.
The Orion project has a detailed Orion/Accessibility page with lots of information on writing, testing, and using accessible web applications.