[chirp_users] feature request - accessibility

Frederick R. McDougall frmcdo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 19:39:04 PDT 2014


Eric
I feel for you in your frustration re unreadable labels.
I have most of my sight but Ubuntu and Firefox use colours which blend into
the background and I can only guess where and what they are.  I move the
mouse around until it changes shape to find items and then hope that the
descriptor will come up with a definition.  I doubt that this will work for
you though.  I have tried the high visibility colour scheme and it is less
readable for me.  Keep complaining and hope someone develops a solution
that we can all read.
Fred VA6FRM


On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 7:51 PM, eric oyen <eric.oyen at gmail.com> wrote:

> thanks.
> still, its very frustrating not to be able to use the program the way
> others can and only on linux (then again, I can't tell what half the
> settings are because they aren't labeled).
>
> I really do have to ask the developer to put himself in my shoes for a
> while. How can a person manipulate the features and controls in a program
> if they aren't labeled or are invisible? This is the consideration I ask.
>
> -eric
>
> On Mar 26, 2014, at 5:16 PM, Bob J. wrote:
>
> > Best wishes, Eric!
> >
> > AD8RJ
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "eric oyen" <eric.oyen at gmail.com>
> > To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:11 AM
> > Subject: [chirp_users] feature request - accessibility
> >
> >
> > hello,
> >
> > well, I just tried out the new chirp 0.4.0 on Linux. everything seems to
> work except for the following issues:
> > 1. spin buttons not labeled as anything other than "spin button #"
> > 2. check boxes not labeled as to function
> > 3. edit boxes not labeled as to type
> > 4. popup boxes not labeled with additional information as to what they
> are
> > 5. the loaded table from the radio reads OK except that when sculling
> down, the cell below is read as the cell left of the one actually being
> looked at
> > 6 exporting to CSV file results in an error: "settings object has no
> attribute.: 'pre fill'".
> >
> > if this seems like a lot, it probably is. However, I really would like
> to be able to use a computer program to program my Bao-Fang without sighted
> assistance. I know this seems to be a sore point, but it does have to be
> dealt with at some point. If I had the time and resources to devote to
> learning and coding in python, I would. However, I don't. Its a simple
> matter of not having time (I am attending classes to get a degree here and
> can't add even one more thing to my plate). .
> >
> > so, how about it? can you look at these?
> >
> > if you need further information on non-visual interfaces in python,
> check here:
> > 1. http://empowermentzone.com/NonvisualDevelopmentFAQ.htm
> > 2.
> https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Accessibility/Conceptual/AccessibilityMacOSX/OSXAXModel/OSXAXmodel.html
> >
> > Me and thousands of other blind hams who use radios supported by this
> program would greatly appreciate being able to do so without waiting on
> someone with working eyes to do it for us.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Eric
> > .
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