[squeak-dev] Squeak Accessibility

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Dec 7 11:20:57 UTC 2009

Hello and welcome!

I hope that others can provide better answers, but as far as I know there
has been no recent work to make squeak more accessible for people with sight
impairments. This sounds like a very worthwhile project. You will find that
Squeak is very flexible, and people on this list are very willing to help.


On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 06:26:57PM +1100, squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org wrote:
> Hi All,
> my apoligies if some feel this shold have been sent to the new users list.
> However, looking through the archives of that list made me think my request
> was better suited to the dev list. 
> I'm interested in finding out what the situation is with respect to squeak and
> access for a blind programmer. I've looked through the mail archives and the
> wiki and done a bit of googling, but have failed to find much information. 
> My situation is I'm a blind programmer who works on a GNU Linux platform. I've
> been doing some smalltalk using GNU smalltalk, but would like to move over to
> using squeak. However, all my attempts so far have failed to provide any
> workable solution. 
> I have found a few references to making squeak accessible, but they are old
> and have not found any evidence that anything has gone further than some high
> level general discussions. Based on my minimal knowledge of squeak and my
> limited smalltalk experience, I do have some ideas, but thought it made sense
> to find out what other work has or is being done before developing my ideas
> any further. I'm interested in seeing if I can contribute or work on improving
> or developing a way to make squeak accessible as this could be a good project
> to help develop my skills with smalltalk. I'm not looking for someone to do
> the work (though assistance always welcome!).
> any pointers or suggestions would be appreciated. Feel free to mail me
> directly 'off-list' if that is appropriate. 
> thanks,
> Tim
> -- 
> Tim Cross
> tcross at rapttech.com.au

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