[BCAB] Interesting alternative to handle PDF files for the blind user

David Griffith d.griffith at btinternet.com
Fri Feb 28 17:33:58 GMT 2014


I agree about closing program. I have not searched the manual on this pint
point but closing using standard techniques appears not possible.

David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 28 February 2014 17:19
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Interesting alternative to handle PDF files for the
blind user

replying to my own message, I find that pressing tab accesses some buttons
including opening a pdf file but there's no way I can find to exit the
program with the keyboard other than going to the task manager in windows.

I can't use this program either to read the contents of a pdf file using the
screen reader.  pressing tab once the file is open just says Button


Of course I realise this program is free so I can't complain about anything
too much but it appears to make some rather exagerated claims about
accessibility which seem rather short of the mark, particularly for someone
with no vision.  If it's good for those with some vision, that's great but
this needs to be made more clear on the website

I couldn't exit this program at all.  I had to go to the task manager and
close it there.  from my perspective I'm afraid this looks, at first glance,
to be actually one of the least accessible programs I have used in some
time.

Cheers

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham Page
Sent: 28 February 2014 08:06
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Interesting alternative to handle PDF files for the
blind user

it's really meant for people with some vision I think.  It doesn't seem to
be very accessible with the keyboard.  That's ok I suppose but it would be
good if this was pointed out more clearly on the website.

Regards

Graham

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Lewis Crack
Sent: 27 February 2014 15:45
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Interesting alternative to handle PDF files for the
blind user

Hi Bernard,
It looks cool! I've just downloaded it!
Lewis.


On 27/02/2014, Bernard Georgiou <bernardgeorgiou at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I found the following article on another list and forward it for 
> general
> info:
>
>
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> The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), offers VIP 
> PDF-Reader, a free program which it claims is "The first PDF reader 
> for visually impaired people." It reformats documents for easier 
> viewing and allows for easy adjustment of fonts among other features:
> http://www.szb.ch/en/PDF-Reader.html
>
>
>
> I have just downloaded the file and will see how it goes.
>
>
>
> Bernard
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