RE: Is Android Programming Accessible?

Don't know what that means but the android core and most everything to do is
open source Apache 2.

Ken

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From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 12:52 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?

To what extent are the Android platform and its current 
accessibility-related apps GPL-compatible?

Jamal


Jamal
On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, Bill Cox wrote:

> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:42:35 -0400
> From: Bill Cox <waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
> 
> I wouldn't say it speaks "all" other menus, but it does seem pretty
> close.  There are annoying gaps in some popular applications.  The
> microphone icon on the search bar is not spoken, and neither are other
> icons on most other widgets.  Some desktop widgets are not accessible
> at all.  There's not quite enough of the right kind of information
> spoken, like what row and column you're on when browsing the desktop.
>
> However, the progress is very encouraging, and at some point I suspect
> blind programmers will get involved and progress will accelerate.
> What has to happen first is for Android to become the platform of
> choice for the blind.  I think that will happen.
>
> Bill
>
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Alphonso McFadden
> <techsales2@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> So does this mean it speaks all other menue's?
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Cox" <waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 12:04 PM
>> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>>
>>
>> Hi, Bryan.  Talkback in Android 2.2 is getting close to usable, but
>> not quite there.  The main problem remaining is that the browser and
>> e-mail applications are not accessible, both of which I think use
>> webkit.  Work on making it accessible is underway.  I think we can
>> count on Google to get it where it needs to be, but I can't estimate
>> the timeline.
>>
>> Bill
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Bryan Schulz <b.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> i called a local at&t wireless store and most of what they sell are the
>>> android operating system.
>>> will mobile speak be created for this system or will there possibly be a
>>> free open source app to make these phones talk?
>>> i would like to get an unlocked phone with no monthly fee off ebay for a
>>> low
>>> talk time charge when needed solution.
>>> Bryan Schulz
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave" <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:22 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>>>
>>>
>>>> I'm relatively new to Android land as well, but from what I've done so
>>>> far, yes, it's accessible depending on your experience.
>>>>
>>>> Android comes with a variety of development tools; there's, as you
>>>> mentioned, a plugin for Eclipse to help streamline the development
>>>> experience (auto generated project files).
>>>>
>>>> However, all of this can be done by hand via the Android SDK using
>>>> command line tools. One can also specify UI elements within an
>>>> AndroidManifest xml file.
>>>>
>>>> The learning curve isn't too bad as long as you are fairly comfortable
>>>> with exploring the technology stack (from the tools, to the SDK, to
>>>> the application concepts such as intents, broadcasts, services, etc.
>>>> and finally to managing a real device such as flashing, rooting,
>>>> etc.).
>>>>
>>>> Hth.
>>>>
>>>> On 7/29/10, David Engebretson Jr. <d.engebretson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I asked the same question a week back or so and didn't get a response.
>>>>> Maybe we'll need to explore it together. try eyesfree.google.com
>>>>>
>>>>> cheers,
>>>>> david
>>>>>
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>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:13 PM
>>>>> Subject: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hello:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am looking at a possible project that requires programming for an
>>>>>> Android based device. Has anyone done this? My research to date
>>>>>> indicates
>>>>>> that Java is used with the Eclipse IDE and an Android SDK.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Robert
>>>>>>
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