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  • Blog Post: Allowing Narrator gestures to zoom at the explorable map

    While making the demo video associated with Updating the explorable map to add support for scrolling with a screen reader , which shows how to zoom in and zoom out on the map using Narrator, I did feel that it was pretty tedious to have to swipe so many times to reach the Zoom buttons. Narrator was working...
  • Blog Post: Updating the explorable map to add support for scrolling with a screen reader

    I recently had some fun building an app which presents a map, and when a Narrator user touches the map, the name of the state, county or city beneath the finger can be spoken. Details of how I did this are at Using UI Automation to explore a map , and the app itself can be downloaded from the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Using UI Automation to explore a map

    A few weeks ago I was having coffee with a colleague who’s blind, and I asked him about exploring a map. He said that he’d like to be able to move his finger over a map of the US, and have the name of the state beneath his finger spoken. By doing this, he could hear the names of all the states...
  • Blog Post: How UI Automation helped me build a tool for a user who’s blind and who has MND/ALS

    Hi, I’m a strong believer that if a developer has a friend or family member that would benefit from some assistive technology tool, the developer should be able to build that tool. Hopefully they’d also share it with anyone whose quality of life might be impacted through access to the...
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