Fwd: windows gaim screen reader

Tor, any ideas?

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Hello, I'm not sure what you awesome gaim guys can do about this, but I
thought I'd send it your way anyway...

As I am always trying to get windows users to switch to gaim (since it
became available to them), I posted on a forum at Michigan State, to
someone with issues with "DeadAIM"...In a nutshell, he is blind and cannot
use gaim, since his screen reader program won't work with aim...is there
something you guys could do?  I'm no programmer. =(

here is the details of his posting:

"Just tryed it. With out getting technical it isn't going to work for me
at all. As you can tell by my user name I'm totally blind. I use a program
called jaws for windows that allows me to use windows, by feedback in
synthetic speach. For example in aim the messeges are automaticly spoken
as they come in. Gaim doesn't work with jaws, it is because gtk underlyes
it, not standard windows controls. In dead aim no new windowing system is
implemented. I tryed gaim downloaded it, installed it, but the screen
simply won't speak anything, I couldn't even log in."

He responded again with this:

"I know xwindows works under windows with my screen reader since the
windows api underlyes it, but the windows api doesn't underly gtk in the
same way. An alternative would be either add in MSAA support, I know
mozilla did this to some extent, or B rewrite gtk to use the windows API.
Any cs or ce majors who want to do this for a senior project?"

all in all, thanks for taking the time to read this.

long live gaim!

-Mark Tarq

mark iametarq com / www.iametarq.com / 517.214.4941
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