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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: Automation Tools final release available via the Windows SDK

    The Windows Automation API team is happy to announce that the final release of our tools is available in the Windows 7 SDK . These tools include: · Inspect · AccEvent · UI Spy The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available...
  • Blog Post: Windows Automation API SDK Tools

    Windows Automation API 3.0 Some of you may be wondering why we refer to the Microsoft Accessibility programming platform as " Windows Automation API 3.0 ". We named it that way because the SDK isn’t really just about MSAA or UI Automation anymore. It's a combination of both old and new technologies...
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