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Subject: Re: Touchscreen Interface

Re: Touchscreen Interface

From: Thomas Lloyd <>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:19:56 +0000

Keeping on the idea of touch screen accessibility, could there be a
set-up process, after the first install the device be set-up in grid
mode, and the user be presented with an option to use grid or absolute
depending if they push the top of the screen or the bottom section?
Could that be supported with speech?

Another idea is that a button / hold switch if the device has one could
be held / switched to put it in grid mode on the first start-up to fix
it into grid mode and that feature can be accesses at any point in the
future by using that key combination. As this feature is only uses by
the minority we can be made to work a little bit harder for features we

I like the fact that Rockbox just works out of the box but I also feel
that there are a lot of users who would happily expect an initial set-up
phase when switching on for the first time. I also guess there might be
a calibration step, how does a blind user complete that. You would have
to put the calibration point right in the corner so that they could use
a pointing device and align it up with the side of the case to get
precise points on the screen. Making a five second delay so they can
locate the right point before accepting the setting. That's as long as
there is a physical edge to the screen ;). Some targets are going to
suite different people so some might just not be accessible.

On the joys of accessibility,

Received on 2009-11-09

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