gregwash at ameritech.net
Sat Feb 6 14:38:15 EST 2010
I appreciate the quick responses about "gnucash" accessibility. I was
wondering about gnucash because Quicken is not very JAWS friendly either and
I was hoping for a better alternative.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Alexander" <mta at umich.edu>
To: <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
Cc: "Greg Washington" <gregwash at ameritech.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: Accessibility?
> --On February 6, 2010 6:19:49 PM +0100 Christian Stimming
> <stimming at tuhh.de> wrote:
>> Am Samstag, 6. Februar 2010 schrieb Greg Washington:
>>> I am blind and use the JAWS screen reading program. Is Newcash
>>> accessible to screen reading programs?
>> Unfortunately this is not the case. The program is not (yet) designed
>> for non- GUI usage. Sorry for that.
> JAWS is not non-GUI, it uses sound and keyboard commands to navigate the
> GUI. The real question is whether the X-window package used by GnuCash on
> Windows is JAWS compatible. I rather suspect not, but I don't use GnuCash
> on Windows so I don't really know. In a former lifetime I was responsible
> for JAWS support in a Windows application (Arbortext's Epic document
> system). Making it work well requires adding lots of obscure COM
> interfaces to the application. This would require significant changes to
> the Windows version of GnuCash. Even if it does work with JAWS it won't
> work well.
> By the way, ask JAWS to spell GnuCash. It isn't what you think.
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