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Subject: Re: Speechsupport on devices with touchscreen

Re: Speechsupport on devices with touchscreen

From: Solomon Peachy via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2021 06:47:38 -0500

On Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 09:58:39AM +0100, Eric via rockbox wrote:
> I.m Eric and I.m new in this list. I.m blind and I use rockbox on my
> IPod Nano 2 with speech support. That works very well. But how
> accessible are Players with Touchscreens, for example Philips GoGear
> SA9200? I know that speech suppport is possible, but how to use the
> Touchscreen? Maybe there are virtual Buttons so I just have to notice
> where wich Buttons are?

The short answer is that touchscreen-only models have (very) poor
accessibility, and there's nothing rockbox can do to improve that.

Now some players with touchscreens (or touchpads) also have dedicated
buttons for some functions (such as playback control) but that doesn't
help when you need to navigate the UI.

We've talked about implenting a quasi-dedicated virtual button area on
touchscreen devices, but that only exists in our heads at the moment,
and even when implemented there still won't be any physical way to be
sure you're in the right place.

(Suffice it to say that I'm not a fan of touchscreen/touchpad interfaces
either, and have no intention of ever buying one)

 - Solomon
-- 
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      _at_pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
High Springs, FL                      speachy (freenode)



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