since jaws support will be added what about nvda support?
On Jan 20, 2011, at 11:51 AM, Philip Bennefall wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been opposed to adding screen reader support into BGT since the very
> beginning, though I am beginning to change my mind. The primary reason for my
> not wanting to do it has been the fact that Jaws steals a large number of
> keys from DirectInput, making it very hard to play games if Jaws is loaded
> and not in sleep mode. However, I have just managed to solve this problem.
> Jaws uses what is known as a low level, system wide keyboard hook which
> basically monitors the state of the keyboard device and decides whether input
> should be allowed through so that other applications can see it. Jaws, as we
> all know, decides that a lot of keys should not be let through such as the
> arrows, escape and a whole bunch of others. So what I have done is to set up
> a low level keyboard hook of my own, though a process specific hook rather
> than a global one. Why? Because process specific hooks always take priority
> over global ones, which means that I can simply tell my keyboard hook to
> allow everything through... And there you have it. Jaws and DirectInput are
> now the best of friends.
> I am going to enable this as an option in BGT, because even though I tell
> everything to go straight through it does block certain Jaws specific
> keystrokes from being processed while you are in the window, almost as though
> Jaws had been in sleep mode though it technically is not. In other words,
> this will enable me to add support for Jaws speech output while preventing
> Jaws from messing about with the keyboard input.
> Just some information I figured I would share with you.
> Kind regards,
> Philip Bennefall
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