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Re: [Bug-XBoard] Accessibilty request.

From: Joshua Pettus
Subject: Re: [Bug-XBoard] Accessibilty request.
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:44:44 -0500

Unfortunately, Xboard is not a cocoa app, It is built off of GTK2.  As such it 
does not automatically communicate with VoiceOver, except the menubar which is 
cocoa.   I fear this is really a limitation of gtkmacintegration library and 
out of our hands.   

Since xboard can enter moves via touchtype, one thing that we can do is have 
xboard relay the last move made with the terminal command

say “whateverMove” 

 And OSX will speak it.  But there is still no way to navigate the menu windows.

Maybe Harm has some other ideas we can do with that terminal command

But this would be outside of VoiceOver and would be a little limited.

Best Regards,
Josh Pettus

> On Jan 15, 2015, at 6:23 AM, Gabriele Battaglia <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi and thanks to read this email.
> I'm desperately searching a sotware like XBoard to run chess engines on my 
> Mac but everything is not accessible to VoiceOver, the onboard screen reader 
> from Apple.
> Please, consider to make an accessible version, this makes the day of 
> hundreths of blind people, all over the world.
> Please contact me for any further information about accessible software.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Gabriel.
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