[chirp_users] New blind ham trying to use Chirp

Jason Polansky
Wed Nov 26 08:56:58 PST 2014

Thank you Jim. So Chirp won't work with my screen reader. Ugh! Do you
know of any other programs that will?

On 11/26/14, Jim McCorison <jimmcc at mccorison.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> Please see below which is a copy and paste from the FAQ:
> ——
> I'm a blind ham. Can I use CHIRP with a screen reader?
> CHIRP uses a graphical toolkit called GTK. This lets it run on all platforms
> unchanged. Since GTK is native on Linux, screen reading software for Linux
> will work with CHIRP without any trouble. On MacOS and Windows, GTK is not
> native and thus screen readers on these platforms will see CHIRP as a blank
> window. This cannot and will not be changed, as it would mean writing CHIRP
> three times, once for each platform, or dropping support for MacOS and
> Windows entirely. Please do not ask about this issue as it has been covered
> many, many times on the mailing list!
> ----
> 73’s,
> Jim
> ---
> Jim McCorison
> Orcas Island, WA
> On Nov 26, 2014, at 8:35 AM, Jason Polansky <jaedpo96 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello chirp users!
>> My name is Jason Polansky 'Kc3DYC'. I just received my ham radio
>> technician class license and learned about Chirp from my instructor. I
>> am blind and use the JAWS screen reader on a windows 7 computer. After
>> downloading Chirp and opening it, JAWS was not reading anything.
>> Pressing the alt key didn't take me to the menus as it does with most
>> programs. Can anybody help.
>> Thank you
>> Jason Polansky
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