using a VNC client as a screen magnifier
Mon Nov 18 21:10:01 2002
I would have to say good luck, but I'm not quite sure if it will work the
way you expect it to for a screen reader. I have tutored some visually
impaired programmers in the past and it seems to me that the application
(Jaws...I think) they used would only read text from the screen. What I'm
trying to say is it was using something along the likes of WM_GETTEXT
(Windowz World) to get the text of the window under the cursor. The problem
with VNC is that it basically captures an image of the screen and sends it
back to the viewer. In my opinion, it would be nearly impossible for one to
decode the text out of an image; but if you know of a way I would greatly
enjoy being proven wrong.
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Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 2:38 PM
Subject: using a VNC client as a screen magnifier
I'm a visually inconvenced :) person who will someday
need screen enlargement and then speech output to use
my computers. In the meantime, I survive reasonably
well without these tools.
However, I've been kicking around the idea of writing
a VNC client which would *provide* the screen
enlargement as part of its functionality. This would
provide the much needed function/feature to X windows.
I don't believe it to be so useful to Windows since
you can't easily separate displaying and rendering.
Does anyone know of a project already under way
following this line of thought? Any thoughts about
getting started on writing a client?
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