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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: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:46:09 +0200

Hello Dominik

yes, the Manual tab is not very interesting to blind users. I really like
the interface and hope that click and go installation of Rockbox will make
it more user friendly to the public.

By what compiler was rbutil.exe created, if I could view the source code and
do a compilation myself, I am willing to put time and effort in helping the
project forward.

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominik Wenger" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: How accessible is rbutil for the blinds ?

> Peter Herngaard schrieb:
>> Hello Dominik
>> JAWS still reports the buttons as "Please select an option [Button)."
>> Perhaps, there is another place in the code where the Please select an
>> option is assigned to the applicable control.
>> I have noticed a new tab called Manual. In this tab there are some
>> controls
>> which are not accessible,
>> If the first control under Manual tab now labelled as Rockbox PDF manual
>> is
>> only a clickable control, which I can't say for sure, there is no
>> problem,
>> however if PDF manual is intended as a multiselection (PDF
>> manual/online/HTML et cetera) there is no way by which a JAWS user would
>> be
>> able to make a selection.
>> In case that the Control Rockbox PDF manual is a multiselection, using a
>> combobox would solve the screen reader accessibility issue.
>> Best Wishes,
>> Peter Herngaard
>>> I have now added Labels for this buttons, and i hope Jaws can read this.
>>> It would be nice if you could try this.
>>> You can find a windows binary at:
>>> thanks for testing.
> Hi Peter, strange that Jaws cant read those labels, perhaps it is because
> those buttons are in a Groupbox, which is labeld "Please select an option"
> i will investigate how to solve this when i find time.
> About the Manual Tab.
> In this Tab rbutil presents the online Manual for the Device you selected.
> The first control shows a clickable link to the PDF Manual, in case rbutil
> cant load the manual. The rest is the Html manual it self.
> So this Tab isnt really interessting for blind users.
> regards,
> Dominik Wenger
Received on 2007-06-10

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