[audacity4blind] Re: Regarding selection length and reading other things

  • From: David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:06:45 +0100 (BST)

Hi,
prompted by this message for mac users, just to let Jaws users know that you 
can to a similar sort thing using jaws, that is, assign a keystroke that reads 
out a control in the window. With jaws you use frames, which are fully 
documented in Jaws help. The following gives a rough idea of how it might go, 
but for more info see Jaws help.

For example, to create a keystroke for reading the selection start control 
(whose value is the cursor position if no time-range is selected):

1. Make sure that the audacity window is maximized.
2. Press ctrl+f6 to move to the selection bar.
3. Tab to the selection start control.
4. Using its context menu, set the format that you want to use. hh:mm:ss + 
hundreths is normally a good choice.
5. Press ctrl+shift+[ twice, quickly. The Jaws Create Frame or Prompt dialog 
opens.
6. In the list view in this dialog, Frame create is initially selected, so you 
just have to press Enter to press the default OK button.
7. The first page of a create new frame dialog opens. Type in a name for the 
frame, for example selectionstart (one word, no spaces).
8. Tab to the next button and press it.
9. On the next page you can enter a short description if you want to. Then tab 
to the next button and press it.
10. On the next page you can enter a more thorough description if you want to. 
Then tab to the next button and press it.
11. On the next page you can enter a keystroke for reading the contents of the 
frame. Something like ctrl+4 is suitable so press ctrl+4,
and then tab to the next button and press it.
12. On the next page you can set how you want the text echoed. The default 
setting is Jaws screen Echo, which is fine. Tab to the finish button and press 
it.
13. Tab to the Frame Viewer close button, and press it. A Dialog opens asking 
you whether you want to save the changes. Press the yes button.

Now when you press ctrl+4, or whatever keystroke you used, there's at least 
some chance that Jaws may read the
value of the selection start control.

A note on choosing the keystroke for reading the frame. The keystroke is a Jaws 
shortcut rather than an Audacity keystroke. So you shouldn't choose a single 
letter keystroke, and then you wouldn't be able to use that keystroke in 
audacity of any other purpose, for example typing filenames. The keystrokes 
ctrl+4 to ctrl+9 aren't currently used by audacity, so they're an obvious 
choice.

Once you've created one or more frames, then you can delete or modify them 
using the Frame viewer.
To open the frame viewer:
1. press insert + f2 to open the run Jaws manager dialog.
2. select frame manager in the list, and press enter to press the default ok 
button.
3. Objects representing existing frames appear, togther with the frame viewer 
buttons. You can tab between these items.
4. You can then edit existing frames either by using their context menu, or by 
pressing the frames list button.

David.


----- Original Message -----
From: John W. Hess <wysiwygtechnologies@xxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: 
Sent: Saturday, 21 April 2012, 15:57
Subject: [audacity4blind] Regarding selection length and reading other things

Good morning list. Another wonderful feature of the mac is the ability to set 
hot spots and create activities.  I have an activity created for Audacity and 
hot spots set for selection beginning, end and also for curser position. This 
means at any given time I can find this information by pressing the key 
assigned to the hotspot.  This works really well. I'm extremely glad to see 
that nightly builds of the mac version are being made accessible. This is a 
great program and one that enables keyboard access to functions that for the 
most part were done visually in other editors. Yipiieeeee!!
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