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Accessibility: Triggering screen reader to read result of an action [message #1274057] Thu, 20 March 2014 23:51
Ying Chen is currently offline Ying Chen
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello -

I am enabling accessibility on a tool built on top of an older version of SWT (3.6.2), and using JAWS 1.4 to test.

I am looking for a way to trigger the screen reader to say additional information base on an action taken. For example, if user selects a menu option that changes the state of what they are working with, it would be good to have that information announced. Or, for example, if a user types in an incorrect word (triggers a squiggly underline), it would be good to let the user be aware of it.

I saw an SWT snippet that works in the Eclipse 3.8.1 build similar to what I like to do:
"tell a screen reader about updates to a non-focused descriptive area"
http://git.eclipse.org/c/platform/eclipse.platform.swt.git/tree/examples/org.eclipse.swt.snippets/src/org/eclipse/swt/snippets/Snippet340.java

Unfortunately , this does not work in the 3.6.2 environment I have.

Are there any other alternatives within 3.6.2?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Ying
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