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25  
26  package javax.accessibility;
27  
28  /**
29   * Interface Accessible is the main interface for the accessibility package.
30   * All components that support
31   * the accessibility package must implement this interface.
32   * It contains a single method, {@link #getAccessibleContext}, which
33   * returns an instance of the class {@link AccessibleContext}.
34   *
35   * @author      Peter Korn
36   * @author      Hans Muller
37   * @author      Willie Walker
38   */
39  public interface Accessible {
40  
41      /**
42       * Returns the AccessibleContext associated with this object.  In most
43       * cases, the return value should not be null if the object implements
44       * interface Accessible.  If a component developer creates a subclass
45       * of an object that implements Accessible, and that subclass
46       * is not Accessible, the developer should override the
47       * getAccessibleContext method to return null.
48       * @return the AccessibleContext associated with this object
49       */
50      public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext();
51  }