Have any blind programmers managed to make use of
the Lazarus IDE or the FPC command line to write interactive software that will
run on the Windows7, 64-bit platform?
I am blind, a retired software developer now able
to make use of two screen-reading software packages, neither of which I have
been able to successfully access Lazarus for GUI programming or the output of
executables created with the Lazarus command-line interface.
Some work was done in the LCL-Cocoa and LCL-Win32 to support screen
readers. Since LCL-Win32 uses native controls, it should be acessible
to screen readers out of the box, but it would be great if you could
test how the LCL apps behave in practice. I tested a long time ago.
About UI designing, I think it is best if you bypass the Form designer
completely and write the UI in code instead. Here is an example of how
to write LCL GUIs in code only, without using the Form Designer:
On 2016-11-07 14:36, BobJ wrote:
> Is there any other location from which fpgui can be acquired?
Yes, fpGUI also has a mirror repository on GitHub. fpGUI is primarily
released in source code form. The only exception is the DocView tool and
INF help files, which I also release as compiled versions for convenience.
If you have Git installed (highly recommended), you can get fpGUI source
code from GitHub using the following command:
You will end up with a 'fpgui' directory and in the 'master' branch. If
you want the latest stable fpGUI code, then change directory into the
'fpgui' directory and checkout the 'maint' branch.
git checkout maint
If you are interested in the latest features and currently less stable
version of fpGUI, then checkout the 'develop' branch.
git checkout develop
I also recommend you read the docs/INSTALL.txt file to get started.
If you don't have Git installed, that's not a problem either, as Github
allows you to download ZIP archives of whichever branch you selected.
Here is a direct link to download the latest 'maint' branch source code.
On 11/07/2016 09:51 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> If you have Git installed (highly recommended), you can get fpGUI source
> code from GitHub using the following command:
> git close https://github.com/graemeg/fpGUI.git