Hi Damien,

Actually, only Jaws blocks access to DirectInput do to the way it
handles keyboard input. Other screen readers such as Window-Eyes,
NVDA, System Access, etc don't do this. I've been complaining to
Freedom Scientific for years to fix it, and they blow me off.

As a matter of fact I've been testing SDL in my G3D engine and Jaws
also blocks SDL input as well. It drives me totally nuts since
Window-Eyes 7.2 doesn't have this problem. Makes me want to ring some
developers' necks over at Freedom Scientific since they are obviously
incompitent programmers and should be fired for the number of bugs in


On 12/30/10, Damien Pendleton <dam...@x-sight-interactive.net> wrote:
> Hi Brandon,
> In actual fact, since the game will be coded in BGT, there will only be SAPI
> support in future versions. This is because, not only does BGT not support
> other screenreaders at present, but it will be unlikely that other
> screenreaders can be supported due to the fact that they block access to
> Direct Input when they are active.
> Since Self Destruct only used the built-in Form_KeyDown event in VB it was
> possible to include screenreader access.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Damien.

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