screen readers

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Wed Aug 26 21:38:51 CEST 2015

Hi Phil,

As far as I know, LiveCode is currently incompatible with screen 
readers. This issue has been reported at but I don't get the 
impression that RunRev has a serious interest in fixing this. One of the 
comments says widgets will solve it, but that would only apply to 
widgets and not to the "script" environment, as opposed to the widget 
builder environment, including any of the current controls, windows, 
stacks and cards, since those aren't widgets.

A programmer who works for me has used a screen reader with Xojo an told 
me it works as expected. All controls are "visible" to him and his 
screen reader doesn't crash all the time.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 8/26/2015 21:04, Phil Davis wrote:
> Has anyone been able to make desktop stacks work with screen readers?
> I'm experimenting with the Mac's VoiceOver utility (included with OS X),
> and VO doesn't know how to interact with a stack - it identifies the
> window as "unknown" and doesn't allow you to interact with its
> elements/objects.
> Thanks for any tips or insights you can share any tips from your
> experience.

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