Re: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Hey Ken,

I'm not sure if it is the complete list but at the following URL http://developer.apple.com/iphone/library/navigation/index.html#section=Frameworks&topic=Cocoa%20Touch%20Layer I filtered the list of available documents with the word 'reference' and I believe that is a list of reference pages for the UI controls available. At least it's a good start.

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On 2010-02-09, at 4:37 PM, Ken Perry wrote:

Ok I did get the hello world plus a bit working now I am going to add some delegates to make sure I can make handle events.

What I am wondering is sure I know what a text box is and a label but is there some way to get a list of all the controls? I know Mac doesn’t really have a list it has some kind of cylinder thing that works as a list but if I have to use the search for a control method to build this dialog I need to know what these controls are. I am going to go google hunting but I am afraid that because a sighted person can just look through the list there won’t be anything posted anywhere.

What I need for the simple fruitBasket application is label, edit, some kind of list, buttons, and that’s it.

I plan on putting this simple test app on both the IPhone and on the Mac once I can prove I can make that nicely then I will jump on these other projects I have had burning my pockets.

Thanks for any help.

Ken

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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 12:41 PM
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Subject: Re: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Good afternoon,

Not sure if it's been mentioned here, but mv-dev is supposed to be a mac development list for the visually impaired at Google Groups.

I am completely blind and have done some GUI work in Java and Visual Studio in the past, but most of the development work I've done has been back end and web based.

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On 2010-02-09, at 12:32 PM, Ken Perry wrote:




I have been there and I am not impressed most are not as far as you and most are partially sighted. By the way are you blind or visually impaired.

Ken

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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 12:28 PM
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Subject: Re: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Good afternoon Ken,

You might want to visit http://lists.apple.com and look for the accessibility-dev list. I believe that there might be some other blind developers there.


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On 2010-02-09, at 12:22 PM, Ken Perry wrote:





True but what we both need to be thinking is of scraping for it. If Apple is not going to do it we should we have the tools we just have to figure out how to best use them. Scripting for this should be easier than scripting for visual studio because the information is already there.

Ken


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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:46 AM
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Subject: Re: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Good morning Ken,

In short, no. I have been able to add multiple types of UI controls to the interface, but as far as sizing and positioning nothing yet. I notice that there are a tremendous number of unlabelled radios, buttons, etc. in Interface Builder that will make this a definite challenge for a blind developer.

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On 2010-02-09, at 9:00 AM, Ken Perry wrote:




Have you done any more han drop a label for example have you been able to lie up controls?

Ken

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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:01 AM
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Subject: Re: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Good morning Ken,

I haven't found a consistent way, but attempting to open the context menu (VO + Shift + M) and selecting Open in Finder works with some degree of reliability.

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On 2010-02-09, at 7:57 AM, Ken Perry wrote:







Did you ever find a consistant way to click on the xib files?

Ken

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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:53 AM
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Subject: iPhone development with XCode and VoiceOver

Good morning,

Last night I successfully built and ran a Cocoa "Hello World" application for OS/X using XCode and Interface Builder with VoiceOver. The next step was to build and run a Cocoa "Hello World" app for the iPhone.

I would be happy to hear if anyone has found information that contradicts the following.

Problem: Anyone can register and download the iPhone SDK and start developing iPhone applications on their Mac. However, the iPhone Simulator, which is where you test your app, is not accessible with VoiceOver on the Mac. Indeed, a blind developer cannot test their own application on the Mac.

After doing some reading I believe that the answer to this is to sign up for the iPhone Developer program ($99 USD). This provides, amongst other things, the ability to build and test your apps on an iPhone or iPod Touch if you have one.

I would encourage anyone interested in doing iPhone development to e- mail accessibility@xxxxxxxxx (they are normally very responsive) to let them know how you feel about this (and anything else regarding Apple accessibility). It just doesn't seem right to me that blind developers need to pay $99 to experiment with iPhone development.

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