Thank you. Yes. I already know what tweaks I want to make.Please go check out my website: http://blindnesseraserblog.wordpress.com which has lots of different info on a number of topics for blind and visually impaired people and which I have recently redone. Also please check out my low traffic mailing list: //freelists.org/list/erasingblindness where we can talk about anything related to blindness. Thank you.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Heiko Folkerts" <heiko@xxxxxxxxxxxx To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date sent: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:13:35 +0100 Subject: AW: Programing for iOS Hi Jessica,well first of all you should have a kind of idea what you want to program. Learning goes far easier when you have an application in mind. Since you have a website it may be interesting to do some html or php first. You should look for a tutorial that starts with a hello word program. Those kind of programs are usually the first program one writes in a new language.
In general it would be the easiest thing to start off with some console programming - that means to write a programm that just writes and reads data
tot he command promt and from the keyboard.Just copy the following lines bgetween the lines with dashes (but not the dash lines themselve into an text editor and save the file as test.bat.
------------------------------ rem first program echo this is a line of outputrem the next line will make the program wait until the user presses any key.
pause echo another line of output rem wait again for a key pause ----------------------------Save the file to a location that is easy to reach e.g. c:\test.bat
Now open a command prompt by pressing Windows+r and type cmd followed by
entere. You will be in the command prompt now. Type the full filename like so C:\test.bat And press enter.You will see the above program run. It is a very simple program and it should be clear what is going on. The program is executed line by line and
consists of Comments that start with the word rem Outputs that start with the word echo And waits for input of any key with the word pause. Such a program is called a batch file.Try experimenting with the comands - changing texts, deleting and adding lines etc. When your done you have a very very basic understanding of programming. You could proceed by embedding commands that are available in DOS and therefore also in the command prompt. Here are just some to get you
started Dir Cd \users Cd .. Copy c:\test.bat c:\testbackup.bat Del c:\testbackup.bat You can call up a help for theese commands by typing Hbelp command e.g. help dirin the command prompt. The contents oft he help may be a bit complicated but
give it a try - it won't hurt you.I hope that will give you a kick start and ensure you that you are able to
program. A Link in HTML is much simpler than the above commands. Hth Heiko -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Jessica Brown
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 15. Januar 2015 01:42 An: programing blind Betreff: Programing for iOS Hi. I am completely blind and know nothing about programing. I have tried teaching myself html and have also tried teaching myself inform for writing text adventure games. I failed at both and can't even code a simple link in html. However, I think with some help and training, I can learn a programing language and I think learning how to develop for iOS will be more useful then html or inform. Do you think this can be done by a person like me and if yes, what are some getting started resources for very very beginners? Everything I have found by searching assumes that you know something about programing already, which is not the case for me. I have also heard from other blind people who are trying to teach themselves programing that the tutorials they find are no help because they are too visual and XCode is hard, not impossible, but hard to use with VoiceOver. I also found a site called nonvisualdevelopment.org but it did not even have the info the person who posted about it said it had. And also, I don't think the teaching it to myself thing is going to work. Are there any training programs where I can get help over face time or skype or mailing lists for beginning blind programmers or anything like that? Thank you. Please go check out my website: http://blindnesseraserblog.wordpress.com which has lots of different info on a number of topics for blind and visually impaired people and which I have recently redone. Also please check out my low traffic mailing list: //freelists.org/list/erasingblindness where we can talk about anything related to blindness. Thank you. __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind __________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind