[chirp_users] New blind ham trying to use Chirp

Eric Oyen
Wed Nov 26 14:02:09 PST 2014

you can run chirp from a USB stick installed Linux (ubuntu is probably the best for this). Just be aware that some of the interface elements for chirp on Linux may not be labeled quite right (or at least logically IMHO).

depending on the radio you have, you might have to check into RT Systems software. they charge $49 and you get the whole package (cable, software). They have also made their software compatible with NVDA (they had some problems with how jaws parses the video buffer).

On Nov 26, 2014, at 9:35 AM, Jason Polansky 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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