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Subject: Re: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

Re: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

From: Peter Herngaard <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 20:03:13 +0200

Hello Dominik

I have downloaded RBUtil for Windows and can report that the software is
partially accessible with my screen reader JAWS for Windows.
Under the Installation tab, there are two buttons with spoken text. I can
move through them with the tab key but the spoken text doesn't inform you
about what the buttons and controls are supposed to do. The only way by
which you will find out is clicking them. It would be an improvement if the
buttons were reported as Clickhere to select a Boot loader option and Click
here to select a Rockbox version.

Currently the controls are not labeled with descriptive text information
accessible to the JAWS screen reader.

- Please choose an option (button) boot loader installation
- Please choose an option (button) Rockbox installation

After pressing tab JAWS report an unknown control and after pressing tab
once more another unknown control.

Control ID -202
Class wxWindowClassNR

I managed to activate the Auto Detect button by turning on the internal
cursor in my screen reader but the control id for Auto Detect (Control ID
10002) is different from that assigned to the main buttons under the
Installation tab.
And I am unable to select the device type on which I intend to install

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominik Wenger" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 5:23 PM
Subject: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

> Hi,
> As you might know, in the future (when its ready for this task) rbutil
> (
> will be the official installing method for Rockbox.
> For an official installer it should also be useable by the visually
> impaired, so i am asking now for reports how good or bad it works with
> screenreaders and other tools for the visually impaired.
> So please, try it out, and report bugs, imperfections, and suggestions
> here, in the forum or in the patch tracker.
> greetings
Received on 2007-06-09

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