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#1 Jhmmy

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:10 PM

I am about to start developing an application, which requires accessibility for blind people. It will be a front-end to google calendar for blind people. Can I do this in C#? Does .NET provide accessibility? I want to read the information from screen readers(e.g. JAWS), a software that uses voice to interpret what is written on the screen. Any good suggestions from anyone on where to start? I've only found stuff about web accessibility...

Thank you in advance!
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:37 PM

Its actually not to hard to make the computer talk in C#.
Speaking Computer in C# (C# Programming Tutorial) • Geekpedia

It might be another story if you want to read text of another application(not in the winForms).
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

Thank you so much for the qquick reply! This will be useful for me... Though the thing is that people with visual impairment use special software, like JAWS, to interact with the PC. I need to be sure that C# supports interaction this software... Thanks again!
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

What do you mean by interaction? Like the computer says " 1 + 1 = ?" and waits for the users input? You can do that with C#. Or do you mean interaction with software like JAWS?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:03 PM

Ineraction with software, like JAWS. JAWS "reads" the screen and says what it reads... :-)
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:22 AM

I think you should be able to do that with C#, but it depends on information you getting from JAWS, and what your doing with it.
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