[audacity4blind] Re: Labels

  • From: Robert Hänggi <aarjay.robert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 23:16:51 +0200

I think that some label features could be made accessible without
waiting for a developer directing his attention to it.
I've only NVDA on my system, so I can only describe how a Jaws script
could do it.

There's the convenient way of using tab and shift-tab to move between labels.
However, the label text is immediately in edit mode which is
apparently not desirable for users of a screen reader.

Thus, a script has to be executed instead of the normal behaviour:
- Tab (or shift-tab) script start
- send the key to the application and wait
- send the "End" key, this moves the pseudo-text-cursor to the end of
the label field (which is in edit mode)
- Send shift-home to select the whole text.
- save the the current content of the clipboard (if any)
- copy selected text to clipboard
- Read clipboard content
- restore clipboard content
- send enter to Audacity (edit mode is off)
- end script
You can now e.g. play from this position or do something else.

From some scripting experience with Jaws, I can assure that this is
perfectly feasible.
The only problem might be to check if the label track has focus.
However, it might be enough to make certain that we are on a track and
not e.g. in a dialog box or a selection spin box.

Do you understand the method?


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