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by cannona-p40
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

I'm sorry to report that QT does not support VoiceOVer accessibility in the Macintosh platform. None of the controls are reachable items report as "unkonwn" window navigation does not work. Greg Hi Greg. Were you using an application with accessibility hooks? Based on the web page posted ...
by cannona-p40
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

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 ...
by cannona-p40
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

Aaron, You said that java was a doable but could be problematic. Java does not use the windows widget set either. What makes Java work when QT does not work? Also, what will some of the new technologies coming from Microsoft such as silverlight do for screen readers? Tom Hi Tom. Java has something ...
by cannona-p40
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

Well, I did some checking and it appears as though QT does not use native widgets. It only emulates them. I also downloaded and tried a couple QT apps just in case, and they were not accessible.

Aaron
by cannona-p40
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

I'm very familiar with QT as well. I was not aware that they have an open source version for Windows. However if they do, I would second a vote for QT and/or PyQT. While at Linspire, we developed two major apps using Python and PyQT. Tom I'm certainly not married to the idea of using WXPython, and ...
by cannona-p40
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

Would anything special need to be done to support Braille devices? Daisy supports synchronizing Braille with the text and audio, though no players support this, that I know of. However, if we are designing the player, then there's no reason why such functionality couldn't be added. The only problem...
by cannona-p40
Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Digital Talking Book Player
Replies: 77
Views: 20733

Open Source Digital Talking Book Player

Hi all. I have been working at the Church for about three and a half months. During that time, my primary focus has been accessibility; making our sites more accessible, and improving our services to persons with disabilities, especially the print-disabled. One particular technology I have encourag...
by cannona-p40
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8378

hash algorithm

Good questions. - The system is not very susceptible to data corruption, missing sectors, or hardware glitches in the storage nodes, since it periodically compares the data with an MD5 hash (any other hash is also possible) and automatically falls back to other storage nodes if the primary node doe...
by cannona-p40
Sat May 19, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: The church and Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

The church and Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired

Hello all. I was recently fortunate enough to be awarded an internship with the Church, which I began last week. During my time here, I will primarily be concerning my self with suggesting changes, improvements and new projects which will benefit blind and visually handicapped members and investigat...

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