Re: Coding for a new jaws accessible app

  • From: Peter Holdstock <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:49:51 +0000

I realise that but as he obviously has the scripting knowledge etc I assume 
it’s possible to use scripting or whatever to obtain information from a website 
i.e. like what research it does in JAWS.

Peter

From: Bob W 
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:48 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: Coding for a new jaws accessible app

Peter, here's my thinking and I hope others will correct me if I'm wrong.
A website is not an application. 
the applications involved would be your browser--i.e. or firefox, or chrome.

For that matter, google docs would not be an application either.

Just my  thoughts.

Bob

A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing 
you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Peter Holdstock 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 5:06 AM
  Subject: Re: Coding for a new jaws accessible app

  Hi, for many blind people dating is quite difficult and many dating websites 
don’t seem too accessible, and I have seen a few posts from people trying to 
get various websites working. I’d be very grateful if the website 
www.plentyoffish.com was made accessible in some way. It is pretty accessible 
at the mom            ent so shouldn’t require too much work, but there are a 
lot of extra links and information you have to try and bypass to get to the 
useful stuff.

  I may be the only one who wants that website accessible, but I hope not and I 
think lots would benefit from a fully accessible dating site where it’s not 
just disabled people.

  Peter

  Thanks.

  Peter

  From: John Martyn 
  Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 8:33 AM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; jaws-users-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Subject: Coding for a new jaws accessible app

  Hi folks,
  As my 32nd birthday approaches, I think I am going to make a habit of picking 
one new application per year to make jaws accessible. Picking Rhapsody was not 
an easy task, but it taught me many things about an application that seems next 
to impossible to make behave. I am taking off this summer from school and will 
have the time to code a new application. Rhapsody Blind was a test to see if I 
could pull it off, and it worked. I selfishly chose the first one, now I'm 
looking for the popular vote on what you might want. I probably won't start 
until this semester is over at the end of May, so this gives plenty of time to 
decide. It would be a good idea to chat among each other and find out what is 
needed or just plain want for entertainment purposes. So, let's open up the 
floor and hear some suggestions.
  Thanks,
  John Martyn

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