[chirp_users] New blind ham trying to use Chirp

Shaun tesla at kiwigeek.com
Wed Nov 26 10:03:23 PST 2014


On Wed, 26 Nov 2014, Jason Polansky wrote:

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

   Jason, there are ways to use Chirp, though not as easily or directly. 
Ham Radio and Vision  has a page that covers using Chirp for blind and 
vision impaired hams.  In a nutshell, you use a spreadsheet, such as Excel 
or OpenOffice Calc, to enter the details, then transfer that into Chirp. 
Link:  http://www.hamradioandvision.com/chirp-channel-editing-program/

   Another option would be to use a bootable thumb drive with a live linux 
distribution on it, such as Puppy Linux SpeakPup (which is customized for 
blind and low vision users), or any other suitable distro.  If you 
want or need help pursuing this, email me off-list at tesla at kiwigeek.com 
and I'll see what we can come up with.

   73's,
    Shaun, K0PER

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