Accessibility

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Jul 11 16:11:37 EDT 2019


On 7/11/19 1:57 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
> On 7/11/2019 2:41 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> Screen readers don't work in LC. How do those of you who support 
>> accessibility provide that? Is there anything in LC itself that 
>> supports the ADA act?
>>
> 
> This comes up repeatedly on this list.
> 
> Any Desktop LC app is compatible with some OS accessibility tools, 
> typically screen magnifies as they do not rely of any hooks in the App 
> itself. Most all screen readers require in App API hooks. With widgets 
> and FFI support, it might be possible now (LC9+) to create a library for 
> one or more of the major screen readers There are also some OS provided 
> screen reading tools that I have not tested with LC7, 8, or 9, but they 
> did not work with LC6 as the UI controls (buttons and field primarily) 
> were not OS standard controls, but LC specific.
> 
> We get about 1-3 requests per year for screen reading support for our 
> app. I'd love to provide support, but the cost (at least in the past) 
> develop Externals and integration, if it even had been possible, would 
> have bankrupted us. JAWS seems to be the most requested.
> 
> If you look into the Widgets route and see any promise of a solution, 
> please let me know.

I wonder if the PDF widget would be compatible. Doesn't it use the OS API?

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com




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