[chirp_users] New blind ham trying to use Chirp

Jim McCorison jimmcc at mccorison.com
Wed Nov 26 12:51:53 PST 2014


Eric,

This has been discussed over and over and over. Are you willing to fund the not inconsiderable development dollars required to rewrite Chirp in different languages for each operating system and then to maintain it? Are you willing to pay a license fee, probably not cheap when amortized across the number of license vs development dollars, to underwrite this effort? This is a free program made readily available to all. Whether or not the "developer doesn't seem to think that excess abilities all that important” isn’t the issue. The issue is that it costs time and money to develop and support an application. One that is provided free of charge is going to be limited in what it can provide simply as a matter of economics. I’m not insensitive to your issues, but I am aware of the real world economic factors involved.

73’s,
Jim
K2SON

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Jim McCorison
Orcas Island, WA



On Nov 26, 2014, at 12:24 PM, Eric Oyen <eric.oyen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, as a fellow BLIND ham, I can tell you chirp is not accessible with jaws and windows. It is also not accessible with voiceover in OS 10. About the only operating system or you're going to have even a modicum of accessibility is a boon to Lenix. All other solutions are off the table. Wish I could be of more help, but developer doesn't seem to think that excess abilities all that important.
> – Eric
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Nov 26, 2014, at 9:35, 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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