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Improving SoulseekQt accessibility with screen reader software
Submitted by robini71 on Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:16
Hi, I attempted to use SoulseekQt build 12-14-2011 today so as to take advantage of the many new features implemented therein. However, much to my dismay I've found that the interface of the program has sadly become inaccessible when using screen reader software. In the way of explanation this software (through synthesized speech) verbalizes all on screen content that is text based or properly labeled or coded so that blind computer users (such as myself) can access and interact with it just as anyone else would (often making use of keyboard commands to simulate mouse movements and the like). Unfortunately within the new user interface the places into which information such as user name and password input should be typed aren't appearing as edit field type controls and I'm also finding that the interface is laden with graphics which do not feature text based labels. As a result screen reading software merely assigns them random numbers thus it is difficult to interact with and use the program. I was humbly inquiring as to whether the developers would be interested in perhaps augmenting the interface to restore the usability of the program to blind and visually impaired users that was present in the older "ns" version. Some of the most popular screen reading programs do have free or demo versions that could be used to test accessibility. I would also be happy to help however I can it insure that the program could continue to be a tool that would benefit all users. Sites for the most popular screen readers are Jaws For Windows www.freedomscientific.com System access www.serotek.com NVDA www.nvda-project.org window eyes www.gwmicro.com thanks so much for your kind attention to this. I've always endeavored to be a positive contributor to the sharing community and hope to continue to do so with your help. Robin