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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: Solutions to some common accessibility issues found in XAML apps

    My recent post, Learn about cool things you can do with UI Automation, and help teams around you at the same time , discussed how as part you learning how to use the super-useful Windows UI Automation (UIA) API, you could write code which looks for accessibility issues in apps built by teams near you...
  • Blog Post: Learn about cool things you can do with UI Automation, and help teams around you at the same time

    We can use the Windows UI Automation (UIA) API to build some really interesting tools which can help people in all sorts of ways. I have a bunch of UIA samples up at MSDN, which demonstrate different aspects of the API. As it happens, I've started using one of my own samples as a tool to help me at work...
  • Blog Post: More tips on the use of LiveRegions in your WinJS app

    Hi, A while back I described some of my experiences with LiveRegions in a WinJS app, at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winuiautomation/archive/2013/08/04/an-accessibility-case-study-reading-list-part-5-live-regions.aspx . I recently got to do some more experiments involving LiveRegions, so I thought it'd...
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