Yes, some people are beginning to explore solutions to the touchscreen
accessibility problems, and some people are even coming up with
reasonably good ones: Apple are among them, and so are some of the
android developers. I've never tried VoiceOver on IOS, but I do hear
good things about it.
Unlike Julien, after a period of resistance, I gave into the smartphone
wave, and I'm fairly glad I did, since, for the first time, I have an
extremely mobile set-up as a writer (Bluetooth keyboard and braille
display connected to my Symbian phone running quickoffice).
If anyone would care to learn more about
this, I started a blog a few months ago discussing some of the issues
faced by blind people, on which there is an article about smarphones and
their implications to us:
It's meant to be a three part series, and I intend to discuss some of
the other issues which came up in the course of this thread as well.
Anyway, this thread has gotten way off-topic and it's probably time to
drop the ball. But, to end on a positive note, I would like to add that
general accessibility has vastly improved over the last couple of years,
with things like VoiceOver built into all Apple products, Orca rendering
most GTK/ATK applications accessible, and at least a bit of
accessibility work being done on Andreoid platforms. It's only when one
comes to specialised software, such as DAWs, that things fall apart.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 07:33:13PM +0200, Julien Claassen wrote:
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