Both my 2020 talks have now been published on the YouTube channel. The first one is "Archaeology of Accessibility", in which I talk about the work I've been doing on in order to redesign the accessibility API: youtube.com/watch?v=eNh0Xg8abj

The new API for 4 is taking shape in GitLab: gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/m

The new implementation drops the old abstraction layer called ATK, and it's heavily modelled on WAI-ARIA; on Linux, it will talk to ATs using AT-SPI, and on other platforms it will use their native API.

I've written a report on the hackfest held in Brussels at the end of January: blog.gtk.org/2020/02/17/gtk-ha

Lots of work to do on the side, but we have a plan

It's going to be a long term job—especially because there aren't many people left in this area—so if you care about this, please consider donating to the @gnome Foundation who pays me to work on .

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Nevertheless, I'm going to add two things here: Next week, we're going to have a hackfest and accessibility is a key item on the agenda; hopefully we can start gathering enough data to make things a bit better, and lower the barrier of entry for everyone

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Wrote a whole thing on the bird site on the state of and . Not going to paste it here, so here's a link: twitter.com/ebassi/status/1220

A summary of what I've been working in 2019, and the plans for 2020 :

blogs.gnome.org/engagement/201

If you want to contribute financially to the work I do for the @gnome Foundation, please consider becoming a Friend of GNOME: us.commitchange.com/ca/orinda/

Fun stuff: GtkConstraintLayout, the equivalent of Apple's AutoLayout and Android's ConstraintLayout, has landed in GTK's master branch, and will be available in the next major release: gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/mer

There's going to be a blog post on the development blog soon.

We're trialling Discourse for discussions about and the core SDK as a replacement for a bunch of mailing lists: discourse.gnome.org/c/platform — Join up!

The design team wants your feedback for a potential visual refresh of the default theme: blog.gtk.org/2019/01/14/theme- — if you have an application that ships custom CSS, testing is appreciated!

New side episode for the History of podcast: this is a short one, about how language bindings for were made, back in the 1.x days — bassi.io/articles/2018/12/06/h

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