[brailleblaster] Re: Best GUI controls for screen readers

Even I too find the current Recent Documents popup impractical! I can
imagine how cumbersome it might be with a screen reader. We should
indeed see the top of the list without having to click on anything. I
can fix that.

F.

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM, John J. Boyer
<john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just want the Recent Documents dialogue to be accessible. The combo
> box seems the natural thing to use, but there are other choices in SWT,
> such as a list box. It should just show the last 50 documents opened,
> and when one is seleteded open it again.
>
> John
>
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 06:31:59AM -0400, Fran�ois Ouellette wrote:
>> The Recent Files dialog is actually a brailleblaster-made dialog ! We
>> can change it or improve it if required. How would you like to see it
>> working?
>>
>> François.
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM, John J. Boyer <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Those are my thoughts also. I was waiting to see what others would say.
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 04:12:36PM -0400, Vic Beckley wrote:
>> >> Francois,
>> >>
>> >> If you are referring to radio buttons then screen readers identify them 
>> >> just
>> >> fine. In fact, if you use any of the standard Windows controls screen
>> >> readers should work well with them. I thought that was what SWT was made 
>> >> up
>> >> of. Except for the strange combobox in the Recent Files dialog, I haven't
>> >> seen any controls in the BB GUI that don't work well with screen readers.
>> >> With that combobox, I think it is the way it is set up not the actual
>> >> combobox. This is just my opinion. The best way to find out how your code
>> >> works with screen readers is to let us try it before you get everything
>> >> coded so that it doesn't work! (BIG SMILE)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Best regards from Ohio, U.S.A.,
>> >>
>> >> Vic
>> >> E-mail: vic.beckley3@xxxxxxxxx
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: brailleblaster-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >> [mailto:brailleblaster-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of François 
>> >> Ouellette
>> >> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:09 PM
>> >> To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >> Subject: [brailleblaster] Best GUI controls for screen readers
>> >>
>> >> A candide question: can screen readers identify controls such as radio
>> >> fields and whether they are selected or not? What are the best
>> >> controls to use for those who cannot see the screen? I thought that
>> >> buttons with text labels would be the simplest and most effective.
>> >> Thanks.
>> >>
>> >> François.
>> >>
>> >
>> > --
>> > John J. Boyer, Executive Director
>> > GodTouches Digital Ministry, Inc.
>> > http://www.godtouches.org
>> > Madison, Wisconsin, USA
>> > Peace, Love, Service
>> >
>> >
>
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> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
>
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