[brailleblaster] Re: Best GUI controls for screen readers

  • From: François Ouellette <braille@xxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:31:59 -0400

The Recent Files dialog is actually a brailleblaster-made dialog ! We
can change it or improve it if required. How would you like to see it


On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM, John J. Boyer <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Those are my thoughts also. I was waiting to see what others would say.
> John
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 04:12:36PM -0400, Vic Beckley wrote:
>> Francois,
>> If you are referring to radio buttons then screen readers identify them just
>> fine. In fact, if you use any of the standard Windows controls screen
>> readers should work well with them. I thought that was what SWT was made up
>> of. Except for the strange combobox in the Recent Files dialog, I haven't
>> seen any controls in the BB GUI that don't work well with screen readers.
>> With that combobox, I think it is the way it is set up not the actual
>> combobox. This is just my opinion. The best way to find out how your code
>> works with screen readers is to let us try it before you get everything
>> coded so that it doesn't work! (BIG SMILE)
>> Best regards from Ohio, U.S.A.,
>> Vic
>> E-mail: vic.beckley3@xxxxxxxxx
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: brailleblaster-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:brailleblaster-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of François Ouellette
>> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:09 PM
>> To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [brailleblaster] Best GUI controls for screen readers
>> A candide question: can screen readers identify controls such as radio
>> fields and whether they are selected or not? What are the best
>> controls to use for those who cannot see the screen? I thought that
>> buttons with text labels would be the simplest and most effective.
>> Thanks.
>> François.
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