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- Please help a Chess program developer
Re: Please help a Chess program developer
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I know a few guys who would be very keen for this to work nicely
with screen readers, etc., and, while have had no involvement in
NVDA add-on development, I do have some experience with python
One issue is was unable to find any real form of a download link
to try out your software on your site?
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."
I am the author of a free chess playing program, ChessSpeak. I
have a YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NXo8GzIORQ)
and a Users' Guide (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IIazPm57vNei4w51fnxBpUzSRnuL58ncBn3xXhSCEik).
This program allows for speech input from the player and replies
with voice output. It has been used by many players over the past
I wrote the program so that a sighted person could play with a
regular chessboard, across the room from the computer, without
using the mouse or keyboard (although it is not entirely hands
free). I did not intend this application for blind people, but
have discovered there is interest in the blind community.
ChessSpeak was developed without my awareness of NVDA. One user
told me he is using NVDA and that led me to this group.
How can I make ChessSpeak more friendly to blind people? What are
some very general, and then some specific guidelines? I have read
the Developers' Guide (https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/developerGuide.html)
and understand it in a general way, although my Python skills are
If anyone could offer me specific suggestions or help for my
application I would appreciated it. If anyone wants to develop the
NVDA linkage to ChessSpeak that would be wonderful.
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