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Subject: Re: rbutilcli - console interface for the blinds ?

Re: rbutilcli - console interface for the blinds ?

From: Dj Paddy <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:02:00 -0000


It works beautifully!

I've used it with Window Eyes,



When it comes to commandline my only concern would be for the less techy of

Being a self-confessed Geek and Computer Science Student/System Engineer for
a softwarehouse I am well versed with commandline interfaces in Windows and

I normally shy away from recommendations for simplicity because it often
leaves the more blind power-user with a feeling of being treated like a
child or person with additional disabilities.

I've had to help a fair number of blind people install Rockbox and even
generate talk files for them because they found the voice box simple script
UI or GUI complex.

How about an option for an Accessibility optimised GUI and additional
commandline mode for the more power user?

I imagine this will bump the dev investment up a few notches but it would
have the potential of giving a mainstream player that's fully accessible a
wider market.

If this isnt' possible or there's simply not enough hours in the day I fully

I just thought I'd put forth the argument for these often forgotten folks.

In saying all this the commandline option could work if it was narrowed down
to continuly using as many keycommands as possible and avoidence of strings
or switchs as much as is achievable .

Dj Paddy
Received on 2008-01-22

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