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Subject: RE: Text version of the iAudio manual

RE: Text version of the iAudio manual

From: Tim Culhane <tim.culhane_at_criticalpath.net>
Date: 2006-07-13

Hi,

To start with, a textual description of the layout of the iAudio player
(similar to that already done for the archose players on the blind faq
section) would be useful.

Also, we need some tweaking of the manual so that when instructions are
given to carry out a particular task, that the buttons which need to be
pressed are named.

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Dominik Riebeling
Sent: 13 July 2006 11:06
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Text version of the iAudio manual

On 7/13/06, Tim Culhane <tim.culhane@criticalpath.net> wrote:
> Are there any plans to produce a text version of the iAudio manual?

There are plans of producing a HTML version of all manuals -- the manuals
are all treated equally as they are generated from the same LaTeX source.
Unfortunately all tools I've tried for that have various issues, so this
needs some more work until it gets out. I even can't tell you a planned
date, it'll be avaliable when the problems are solved.

> The current pdf document uses diagrams and graphics to represent the
> various buttons and controls on the player.

The only "diagram" is the "description" of the buttons at the beginning of
the manual, while all other screenshots are ... screenshots ;-) So it would
only require adding a section that describes that button mappings in text or
alternatively using ASCII arts somewhere in the appendix (but I have no idea
if this would be a good solution for blind people -- please let me know). I
already thought about that, but as I'm pretty busy ATM I haven't found time
to look into it. Also, as the wiki is currently down I'm unable to add this
to the ManualTodo page.

> This is not accessible to blind users of the iAudio player.

The manual writers are aware of that. The same problem exists for all other
players. If you have some spare time and want to help out, feel free to
write a small section and submit it to the tracker (preferrably as a patch
to the LaTeX sources, but just having an unformatted text as starting point
will be helpful too)

Also, please be aware of the fact that the iaudio isn't a release target for
3.0 and therefore the iaudio parts of the manual are of lower priority up to
now.

 - Dominik
Received on Thu Jul 13 13:08:14 2006


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