Hi tom.

Amusingly enough, this is actually what I said when dave made a similar anouncement on audiogames.net.


At that point he did talk about adding sapi support possibly support for other screen readers as well, though whether this is going to happen I don't know.

What bothers me, is that the two other major accessible chess programs do not have this limitation.

both Kchess programs work with window eyes and Hal (and probably would with nvda sinse the screen is fairly symple, pluss they have lots of voicing as well), and Ian humphries bg chess works with sapi.

Beware the grue!

dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Free Chess Program for the Blind - Winboard 4.5 forJAWS


Hi Dave,

What about those of us who don't use Jaws? Is there any plans in the
works to support other screen readers like NVDA, Window-/Eyes, System
Access, or perhaps add generic Sapi 5 support?

The reason I ask is while I truly appreciate what you are doing I'm
not going to download a demo of another screen reader just to play a
game when I already have two perfectly good screen readers on my
system already. I have Window-Eyes 7.5 and I also use NVDA 2011. Both
of them have com based APIs like Jaws and I personally feel that if
you are going to create a self-voicing game like Winboard it is only
fair that other screen readers are supported as not everyone in the
world uses Jaws.

Thanks.


On 8/9/11, David D. Acevedo <chessma...@att.net> wrote:
Hello Friends, I am pleased to announce the release of the first state
of the art Chess program for the blind called Winboard 4.5 for JAWS.
This is a modification of the popular WinBoard/Xboard program. This
program is for the blind, low visioned and persons who can not use a
mouse and is free software under the GNU Public License. The program
uses the JAWS screen reader to recite the moves, positions and other
board conditions and is completely keyboard accessible. It can connect
to Internet Chess Servers such as FICS (Free Internet Chess Server at
freechess.org) where members and guests play in real time. Available
languages in addition to English are German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and
Russian and translators are welcomed to the project. The program
provides Chess engine opponents and can output positional analysis with
today's strongest Chess engines. The Houdini engine is just released and
IS the world's strongest chess program and is free and may be added to
Winboard as can any Winboard or UCI protocol Chess engine. The program
is provided with two Chess engines, the immensely strong Fruit engine,
for standard chess and analysis, and FairyMax, that plays some variant
types of chess. Many other variants are compatible, some for the very
first time in any Chess GUI. These include Chinese Chess, Shogi, Fischer
Random, Losers, Atomic, Crazyhouse and 8 by 10 boards for Capablanca,
Gothic and Janus variants. Winboard 4.5 for JAWS uses the standardized
PGN format into which all the games of the today and of the great master
may be found. Winboard 4.5 for JAWS is free and available at the
Winboard forum at the link at the very end of this paragraph. The
download link to the program follows the first link on the page which
directs readers to the Freedom Scientific Site in case they need a demo
version of JAWS, which is fully functioning for 45 minutes and then
required a system reboot. I am eager to answer all questions and provide
personal help to use the program. Best Regards, Dave Acevedo
http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=51528&start=1


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