Re: Alpine and Pico (fwd)


On Tue, 18 Jun 2019, Christopher Gray wrote:
I use two fairly old pieces of software: the Alpine email client; the Pico text editor.
The fact is that a lot of "fairly old pieces of software" were not written with accessibility in mind at all, and if they are not being maintained and updated, are very unlikely to become accessible with any screen reader that does not already work with them.

Screen reader developers, and developers in general, have little enough time to keep up with ongoing changes that they cannot ignore if they wish to remain working with currently supported operating systems and software.  Any expectation that they can, or should, reach back into the distant past for software no longer maintained, or even maintained but where the developers of said software have done nothing to make it compatible with screen readers, is unreasonable and unrealistic.


Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna



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