[mythtv-users] A Plea to the Programmers
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 1 15:47:03 UTC 2012
On 08/01/2012 11:41 AM, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Lee Maisel wrote:
>> My wife is blind, and severely physically handicapped. She does enjoy her TV
>> and music. She is able to listen to her shows, etc. She easily learns the
>> functions of remote controls, etc. However, what is really needed is someone
>> to write a voice add-on for MythBuntu.
>> It should be very simple, using Festival or whatever speech program they
>> want. All that's needed really is for whatever text that happens to be
>> highlighted on the screen/menu/etc to be spoken!
>> She can easily get lost in the menus and frustrated because if nobody
>> sighted is around, she has no idea what the TV is doing because she can't
>> see it!
>> If someone would just write a simple addon to speak whatever is highlighted,
>> that would be perfect for her.
>> I would, but I'm no programmer.
>> So I'm asking, if anyone feels like taking it on, please let me know. You
>> would make her VERY happy, and end a whole lot of frustration for her.
>> We are using the latest MythBuntu.
> It seems like this is all about getting the Qt Accessibility stuff
> working. Anybody have any experience in that area? Are code changes
> typically required?
> I found this article related to Qt Accessibility on Linux, but it's a
> bit ambiguous.
We'd almost definitely need some support code, too, since MythTV is
built without using standard Qt widgets, which are designed for use in a
"2-foot" user interface, since MythTV is typically used as more of a
10-foot user interface.
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