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  • Using Omnis with adaptive software

    Posted by Ted on September 28, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Hello. I have a potential employer who has work for me involving a website that was developed in Omnis.
    My problem is that I am blind, so require a screen reader to use Omnis. However Omnis is not designed well for screen readers. I can manage to do a couple little things in the IDE, but not much, and I would struggle to develop anything efficiently.
    Does anybody know of any blind or visually impaired developers who have been able to use Omnis efficiently? If so, I would love to get it touch to discuss techniques.

    Alex Clay replied 5 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Alex Clay

    September 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Ted,
    Omnis Software has touted WCAG compatibility as an upcoming feature. Their goal, as was shared at a conference in Boston in March, is to ensure Omnis fully compatible with screen readers and current and upcoming laws for regarding accessibility.
    Studio 9 includes these features and is in beta now, with a release expected later this year. If your potential employer has a membership with the Omnis developer partner program (ODPP) then you could sign up for the beta and give it a try.
    I don’t know how much the IDE has been changed to support screen readers, but I expect the free-form method editor that’s new in Studio 9 would be easier for a reader to navigate.
    I hope this helps!

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