I've been a Delphi developer since version 1 back in the 90's. The Author simply needs to use TMainMenu for a menubar accorss the top and TPopupMenu for any context menus. Jaws will work very well once he uses these.
My suggestion to him is to have an .ini configuration setting that he checks in his main form's FormShow event. If the flag is set then he hides one of the menus and shows the other.
I'm surprised the author of PortableApps doesn't already know this. If he needss any further assistance have him email me directly. Mike EMail: miketerry-lists@xxxxxxx----- Original Message ----- From: "Csabi" <csabi.hlw@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:49 AM Subject: making program accessible for blind users
Hi all! I would like to use a program which is not accessible for blind users, it has a very graphical, mouse-oriented menu and we unable to use ith - for example - the Jaws cursor feature. There is a project on the internet called PortableApps (http://portableapps.com/), it is wel known all over the world but the menu is not accessible. It's need a very accessible text menu i think. The PortableApps.com menu written in Delphi, and i don't know Delphi to describe the author how could he make his program Accessible - for example - which classes, units he can use to write the text menu. He would like to make his program accessible for blind people as well using it with speaking software but he doesn't know anything about these softwares. Now he using Delphi 2010. Could someone describe me how to write a text menu in this programming language which is compatible for all speaking softwares (Jaws, NVDA, etc)? I was trying to find a program which is written in Delphi and it has good menu and the source is available to show this to the author to help him creating a usable menu. Or, another alternative if someone could post it to this forum after registering a username: http://portableapps.com/node/23208 I will be very happy if this great program would be accessible to blind people all over the world. Sincerely, Csabi __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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