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

Re: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

From: Robin Christopherson <>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 19:31:57 +0100

Dear listers

I am blind and would happily try the accessibility of the util but for one
concern. I have an older version of Rockbox on an iRiver H340 and would
like to update it if I knew for sure that the version that the rbutil would
find and install would work properly and have the relevant voice files etc.

Can I be confident that running rbutil will identify and install the right
versions of the bootloader, the firmware and the voicefiles and that all
will be working properly afterwards?

Is there any insurance measures I can take before trying it out? Like
copying the .rockbox folder and rockbox.iriver files from my iRiver onto my
computer before trying it so that at least I can get back to where I was
before (minus the old bootloader anyway)?

Any reassurances/clarification welcomed.

Thanks, Robin.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Herngaard" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

> 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
> Rockbox.
> 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
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