[texhax] LyX for Windows screen reader usability

Paul Stanley paulrichardstanley at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 16:48:37 CET 2010

Ah, Q~T, is it? Well, I understand there's been some activity in the 
open source community to address the issues therein though so far I 
haven't heard of any major breakthroughs.
btw, Narrator is also available on XP.

At 15:37 10/11/2010, you wrote:
>On Nov 10, 2010, at 10:26 AM, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> > could you be more precise about what is needed in order to be 
> usable with a screen reader? I guess that the fact that we draw the 
> screen by ourselves is a show stopper.
>AIUI, one has to use native window-creation calls and tools so that 
>the underlying system knows that the window exists, under what 
>title, what regions it has and in what order things should be read 
>out, what aspects of it are button controls which need to be interactive, &c..
>Windows 7 comes w/ a basic screen reader called ``Narrator'':
>So any developer w/ access to Windows 7 should be able to test this.
>A search for ``QT windows screen reader'' has a _lot_ of hits, so 
>this is a known problem. Arguably it would be best addressed at the 
>QT-level --- that way all programs using QT would inherit the fix.
>William Adams
>senior graphic designer
>Fry Communications
>Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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