unfortunately, Audacity isn't very accessible on Linux. The developer who
has done nearly all the accessibility work on Audacity is not active on the
project at the moment. However, there is a developer currently looking at
the accessibility on Mac, but I'm not sure whether he'll also look at Linux.
Probably the worst accessibility problem on Linux, is that state of a track
is not read by Orca: that is, whether it is selected, muted, etc. Another
major problem is that the time controls which are used in the selection
bar, and various other places are not read.
If you want to synchronize two tracks, you could just add silence at the
beginning of one. An alternative is to make use of the commands on the
align tracks sub-menu, which is on the tracks menu. For more details, in
the following guide there's a more advanced editing section, and in that
section there's a "time shift" sub section:
Audacity does have effects to remove noise and so on, which are usable
without advanced audio skills. More info on these can be found in the
manual, which you can open from the help menu.
On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 6:53 PM, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe <
I'm blind anc CTO and trainer for Hypra, a company to make conputing
accessible for everybody through free software and training.
I am discovering Audacity on Linux environments. It seems accessible
thanks menus and keystrokes. Fortunately, as toolbars don't seem to be.
- is there still an accessibility dev for Audacity? Is something planned
for Linux interface?
- I know today record, select, cut, paste and work as multitrack. But
once I've 2 tracks, how can I, 9ith keyboard, synchroniue them if
there's a slight difference between them? Should I just add a silence on
the track I want to "push"?
- Finally, does Audacity include effects to remove noise, normalize
sounds automatically, fading, compressor etc? Is it usable without
advanced audio skills?
`hanks for your help.
HYPRA, progressons ensemble
Tél.: 01 84 73 06 61
Site Web: http://hypra.fr
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