RE: Is Android Programming Accessible?

Depends if you want to have to buy a screen reader if you don't want to buy
a screen reader then you have really only 3 choices. Crappy with Samsung
phones that sort of talk.  Better than crappy with Android phones that
mostly talk.  Pretty  good with Iphones.  I kind of like supporting the
companies like samsung, lg, Iphone,and Android so that they continue down
the right road.

Ken

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[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Wright
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 8:53 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?

Well, I know he could   use Android for that stuff, but there are less 
muddied waters to navigate than Android if all you want to do is call 
and text, no?

On 07/30/2010 07:55 PM, Ken Perry wrote:
> No its not he could use it without the data plan if he wants to just do
> texting and phone.
>
> Ken
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Wright
> Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 7:26 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?
>
> Android is probably  not up your alley, then. It's going for the
> computer in your pocket thing.
>
> On 07/30/2010 07:24 PM, Bryan Schulz wrote:
>    
>> seems all of what you mention is web based.
>> all i want is to have a talking phone with sms texting.
>> i'll use a laptop for the rest and save $40+ a month.
>>
>> Bryan Schulz
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill Cox"<waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To:<programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 11:42 AM
>> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> David Engebretson Jr., CTO Peace Weaver Hosting
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>>>>>> Come visit us at PeaceWeaverHosting.com
>>>>>> ----- 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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