I heard rumours a while back from a buddy of mine who saw a
presentation that Cobra would b able to do realtime OCR in situations
like this. Of course even if they get the Screen Reader off the
ground there'd still be an extra level that you wouldn't find in
accessible titles of reading the menu, counting the number of options
and working out which thing you're clicking on, but it'd be a start
On 5/12/09, Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, there are very few games that would. As I explained in my prier
> e-mail the fundimental issue is that text in games is piped through some
> high end graphics API like DirectX or OpenGL rather than through a
> standard toolkit like Win32 and screen readers are totally blind to any
> text on screen in that case. Not much we can do about it since the Win32
> API only tracks text and information that comes from the Win32 API, and
> screen readers can easily plug into the API and aquire such information
> easily. DirectX, OpenGL, aren't in the habit of exposing on screen
> information to anywhere but the screen it is impossible for a screen
> reader to aquire the information from the API.
> Scott Chesworth wrote:
>> I'd be amazed if Jaws read anything. As Clement says, I've never seen
>> a pc spin on a console game that does in my life.
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