For the record, I think a Unix-flavored screen reader would also be a great choice. I guess I do nearly as much in Linux now as I do in Windows, so maybe I should've started with that instead of my thoughts on the Windows side. But I digress.
Jared On 1/23/2010 3:25 PM, Bill Cox wrote:
I'll throw out a vote for Orca next. There seem to be a lot of open-source blind programmers out in Linux land, and I think you could reach them best with Orca integration. Also, Orca and accessibility in Linux seems to be advancing rapidly. I suspect in five years, looking back Orca will have seemed the obvious choice. Bill On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Jared Wright<wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:I'm definitely disappointed to see JAWS getting all the attention on the Windows side. Personal, subjective preference aside, I think most of us can agree that It's more expensive than Window Eyes, has an inferior scripting implementation compared to Window Eyes, uses more system resources than Window Eyes, and yet so many accessibility products worry about compatibility with JFW which translates to implicit support for Freedom Scientific's frivolous litigation, forced Braille driver signing, and other nonsense that serves the blind community in no useful fashion. It sounds like you've already gotten pretty far on your roadmap for Windows with JAWS already, so I'll say no more. Hopefully you'll revisit the possibility of Window Eyes compatibility in the future, although I guess with Window Eyes being more adaptable (my opinion of course) it'll be easier for its users to adapt it to Sotbeans themselves. Jared On 1/23/2010 9:59 AM, Andreas Stefik wrote:Hi folks, We're working hard out here on screen reader compatibility on the Sappy/Sodbeans projects in NetBeans. We're trying to decide which screen readers we should make our code compatible with. We realistically can't do all of them in the short term and we are starting with Jaws/ OSX Voice Over. Once those are complete, any suggestions on what screen readers the community would prefer come next? Any preferences? We were thinking maybe a unix flavor screen reader, perhaps Orca, but are open to suggestions. What does the community think? Andreas Stefik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science Southern Illinois University Edwardsville__________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind__________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
__________View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind