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by gkearney-p40
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Accessibility to Church Technology Products
Topic: The new Accessibility to Church Technology Products forum
Replies: 6
Views: 6854

Flash

Flash is problematic for the blind as it is not accessible on Macintosh OS computers with VoiceOver.
by gkearney-p40
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Accessibility to Church Technology Products
Topic: The new Accessibility to Church Technology Products forum
Replies: 6
Views: 6854

DAISY Scriptures

I know there is work being done on DAISY digital talking book version of the the scriptures but I have go ahead and made up a set along with the Bible in various formats and other works. You can find them at http://www.cucuat.org/books.php
by gkearney-p40
Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

Here are some goals which I think we should have for this project: 1. Core is cross platform that is Windows, Macintosh, Linux. I'm not particular to any language but I might suggest Perl. i'm not a big fan of Java. Seems to make a great deal of claims it never delivers on. Accessibility is hard to ...
by gkearney-p40
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

First off having a reader will benefit the church as it converts from tape to DAISY format for it's material. I could picture distributing the reader with the books on CD for example. Like PAF it would help the church to have it's name attached to the only cross platform DAISY playback solution.
by gkearney-p40
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

I vote to have it stay here. The good will that such a project could generate for the Church will be lost if it just goes over to SourceForge or some similar site.

Greg
by gkearney-p40
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Classic Ward & Stake Sites (LUWS)
Topic: Easier URL For Local Websites
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

I use http://www.tinyurl.com for this turns my wards web page into http://tinyurl.com/vcr82
by gkearney-p40
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

I have no idea I just downloaded the open source QT and tired the samples, none worked. In the Cocoa environment things are accessible out of the box but there are thing u can do to improve the usage.
by gkearney-p40
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

Qt does use native widgets and does support accessibility. Per the documentation, it provides "support for assistive tools such as screen readers and braille displays." It just doesn't come automatically, as it doesn't come automatically in all native windows apps either (AFAIK). Here is some docum...
by gkearney-p40
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

I'm certainly not married to the idea of using WXPython, and if PyQT will work, then lets use it. I will do some testing today to make sure it will work with screenreaders, and I'll get back to you all. However, if it uses the native windows widgets, then there should be no problem. Thanks! Aaron A...
by gkearney-p40
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 18821

Hey Aaron (et all), I would strongly recommend that you go with PyQt ( http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pyqt/index.php) . eg. The Python bindings to Qt. Qt ( http://trolltech.com/products/qt ) is a great toolkit that uses native widgets on almost every imaginable platform. Linux, Solaris, Window...

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