[chirp_users] chirp accessibility?

Bartek infosieciowe at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 05:28:59 PDT 2018


Of course, I mean the best distribution for a blind person.

2018-06-05 14:27 GMT+02:00, Bartek <infosieciowe at gmail.com>:
> thanks for the information. I thought maybe there was a java access
> bridge that I do not know about.
> BTW: How do you recommend linux distributions? I install myself on an
> older computer, several benefits will come of this.
>
> 2018-06-04 20:53 GMT+02:00, Nolan Darilek <nolan at thewordnerd.info>:
>> GTK is, unfortunately, not accessible under Windows because there is no
>> GTK bridge to Microsoft's accessibility APIs.
>>
>>
>> I can confirm, though, that CHIRP is quite accessible under Linux and
>> Orca. I'm blind myself, and just a couple months ago submitted a patch
>> to make Orca speak control labels in the settings screen. With CHIRP and
>> Orca, I seem to have full access to tweak the settings on my Baofeng
>> GT-3 without using its mostly inaccessible menu system.
>>
>>
>> If you'd rather not dedicate a full box to Linux just to run CHIRP
>> accessibly, it may be possible to get a GNOME/Mate environment running
>> on a single-board system like the RPi. I'm thinking of making such a
>> system for programming the radio when away from my laptop.
>>
>>
>> As an aside, I'm wondering if CHIRP might ever get some sort of
>> real-time control panel for live mode radios? This would make it plus an
>> SBC a compelling replacement for devices like the hampod
>> (http://hampod.com/.) I might take a crack at such a feature someday if
>> it isn't out of scope. I'm imagining a separate tab alongside channels
>> and settings for tweaking VFO, reading any exported radio stats, etc. I
>> think there's a name for this functionality, but I forget what it is. I
>> want to say CAT?
>>
>>
>> On 06/04/2018 01:28 PM, Bartek wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have a question about the accessibility of the program for people
>>> using a screen reader. (e.g., NVDA).
>>> does anyone have any experience in this matter? I have pre-tested but
>>> the program is completely inaccessible.
>>> it's about windows10.
>>>
>>> I am looking for a software for a blind person to be able to program
>>> the radio myself.
>>>
>>>
>>> regards
>>> Bartek
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