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issueid=3888 01-20-2012 10:45 AM
Human being with feelings
Implement accessibility through MS UI Automation support
Reaper users with visual handycaps rely on screen reader software. This software needs to obtain the context of all GUI elements. On Windows platforms this can be easily done by imploying the MS UI Automation classes and setting corresponding propert

Discussion thread: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=137090

Reaper already supports to bind most - if not all - actions to key strokes. The difficulty for screen readers is to obtain information about the GUI elements and their relation and meaning.
UIA is extensively documented on MSDN and this Wikipedia article may serve as a short introduction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_UI_Automation
Since Reaper already supports tailering of the GUI chances are that UIA support is not a large effort and it would certainly help many inthusiastic Reaper users.
BTW: UIA can also be applied for automatic testing.
Issue Details
Issue Type Feature Request
Project REAPER
Category GUI and graphics
Status Suggested
Priority 3
Suggested Version 4.15
Implemented Version (none)
Users who would use this feature 118
Users who would not use this feature 1
Assigned Users (none)
Tags (none)

04-15-2013 07:59 PM
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We have spent a great deal of effort on supporting accessibility APIs on both Windows and OSX, unfortunately it is a very difficult challenge due to extremely poor documentation, on both sides. If anybody has any good resources that may be of help on the code side for supporting this, we would be happy to take a look and spend more time improving support for these APIs.
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