Re: ribbon menues


Gene
 

That's a terrible idea. For one thing, the special interface causes problems and inefficiencies. For another, it is not difficult for most users, with proper instruction, to learn real ribbons and the JAWS developers did blind people no favor convincing many that ribbons are just too unwieldy and inaccessible for blind people to use. That is just absolute nonsense. For a third reason, tutorials for blind users and instructions for sighted users use the real ribbons. The amount someone is limiting themselves by using the special interface is staggering.

There are times when special interfaces may be justified but the justification must really be substantial, which isn't the case here.

I may still have a book mark to a detailed discussion about problems caused by the ribbon menu interface in terms of inefficiency. I'll send the web page address if I can find it.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Don H
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2020 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] ribbon menues

I have learned to work with ribbon menues. Having said that I really
like the virtual ribbon menu function when using jaws. Would really
like to see this virtual ribbon function added to NVDA.

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