RE: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?

Hi,
I forget. Does this work in NetBeans using Java?

Thanks.

Jim

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From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andreas Stefik
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:31 PM
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Subject: Re: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?

For the text-to-speech, our engine is pretty decent nowadays. If you
have a screen reader present, it just uses it. Otherwise, it finds
some kind of sensible default on your system and uses that. It's not
perfect, but it works under quite a few systems nowadays, which is
good.

For Mike, yes, that's definitely possible. We were thinking that you
"can" listen to the examples and everything, but we also made sure
that everything is skippable. In other words, if you don't want to
listen to it, you can either 1) press escape to get out of it, 2)
press left control to tell the TTS engine to be quite, or 3) just
start typing to ignore it completely. Is that good enough or would you
still prefer a way to customize the audio for code completion further?

Stefik



On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Katherine Moss
<Katherine.Moss@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I also think that you should offer a choice for either auditory code 
> completion using both whatever screen reader is present on the computer or 
> one's own voice if they want it.  More choices are better.
>
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> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Malver
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 3:16 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?
>
> Could there be some sort of expertise feature? In theory, your netbeans mods 
> will be used by professionals.  I don't want to hear a code sample every time 
> I use code completion. The names of methods, and perhaps a parameter list 
> should be sufficient most times.
> Just a thought.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andreas Stefik
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 2:05 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?
>
> Cool, thanks for the ideas folks.
>
> Can you think of anything specific to code completion that would be helpful. 
> For example, right now, we have our code completion 1) let you navigate 
> aurally what methods are available, 2) when you "land" on a particular 
> method, it tells you the name of the method, gives a description of what it 
> does, then gives you a short code example of how to use it. Should we change 
> that in any way? Should we add anything additional?
>
> I was also thinking of adding in a feature where, if you ever turn on code 
> completion, it will "guess" what you can type next and give you choices 
> aurally. The idea would be that this could make it easier for blind kids to 
> not have to remember either the names of methods nor the language itself, at 
> least as much. Is that a good idea? Bad idea?
> Worth my time? Not worth my time?
>
>
> Stefik
>
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Well, this might be a bit ambitious, Andreas, but... There are times
>> when we as blind people need to make pictorial representations &
>> charts. I'd like to see a system like turtle graphics implemented in
>> sodbeans (did u ever play w/that?) &, in addition, I'd like to get
>> audio feedback of what I'm drawing--thus, if I draw a diagonal line
>> from the lower left to the upper right of the screen, the sound would
>> start out low in my left ear, then increase in pitch & pan toward the
>> right till it reached its destination. Logo also has a "label"
>> command, whereby u could write text at a given point. It might not
>> make visual representations accessible to us, but it would allow us to
>> communicate w/our sighted colleagues in that way.
>>
>> Sorry if this wasn't exactly what you're lookin for.
>>
>> On 5/23/11, DaShiell, Jude T.  CIV NAVAIR 1490, 1, 26
>> <jude.dashiell@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> What would be even scarier would be if you had set the auditory
>>> completions to speak in your own voice and the computer refused to do
>>> so and put out another voice.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Katherine
>>> Moss
>>> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 0:24
>>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: RE: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?
>>>
>>> I'd be a bit scared though if my computer started talking to me in my
>>> own voice, not to mention, driven up a Christmas tree, and down the
>>> sidewalk.  LOL!
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DaShiell,
>>> Jude T. CIV NAVAIR 1490, 1, 26
>>> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 3:46 PM
>>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: RE: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?
>>>
>>> The problem with windows screen narrator is it doesn't sound like
>>> Steve Balmer.  The problem with Apple is no Steve Jobs voice
>>> available for VoiceOver.  Linux does have a little bit of the speech
>>> of Linus Torvalds though.  Why not put your voice engrams into the
>>> system as at least one alternative and perhaps a female voice if one
>>> of the others who helped you on the project is female?  Those could
>>> be put under voices of the implementers.  Not too often does software come 
>>> up that way.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andreas
>>> Stefik
>>> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 15:13
>>> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: Auditory Code Completion - any good ideas?
>>>
>>> Hey folks,
>>>
>>> I'm most of the way through a new auditory code completion system,
>>> which I'm putting into Sodbeans 2.0. Any feature requests for how it
>>> should sound?
>>>
>>> Stefik
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