My friend has a with a visual impairment. He is interested in learning and programming in VB.NET.

He's currently using Narrator in Windows for his regular activities when using his computer. But is there any tool better than Narrator, which can assist him in programming in Visual Studio?

for e.g consider the following code:

for i=0 to 10 
end sub.

In the above piece of code there was an error and the narrator cant able to demonstrate there's an error in this line1 ,as normal people we can simple see the debugger and correct it,as he is visually impaired and the narrator fails to read the debugger error,

so i seek the help from this community is it there any tool to help him better than narrator?

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    Please only ask one question at a time. According to the FAQ, questions should be reasonably scoped. This will get you more precise answers and makes it easier for others to find the topics later on. – Michael Hampton Aug 8 '12 at 7:08
  • @oliver salzburg sir i have clearly clarified that i need freeware tool which will help him in programming may i know why its closed? – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 8 '12 at 10:31
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    like @MichaelHampton said, stick to one question .You're asking for a list of accessibility tools for OS X & Linux. and programming in VS using an accessibility tool. Also please explain what do you mean by "better than Narrator". Without using Narrator it's not possible to explain how x is better than y. Also look at How do I ask a question that may require recommending software? – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 8 '12 at 11:21
  • @sathya please review my question now – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 8 '12 at 12:17
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    @vikki why don't you mention what the problem is? "when he places debugger on certain line", "when he tries to type certain syntax" ok what is the problem with that? We can't read your mind, neither are we sitting next to your friend to realize what the problem is. edit and mention what the problem is and what are you expecting the new program to do – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 8 '12 at 13:29

You might want to look at the things listed on this page. While it does not appear that there is one setting for making visual studio easier to use for the visually impaired, and Narrator will not do very much, there are a variety of things that you can to make things bigger, etc.

You might also want to take a look at the answers to this question for a different type of solution (though something like Jaws may either be something that you have already or way out of your price range).

  • i try and reply you – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 15 '12 at 6:09
  • thanks for the great help it works fine and my friend and me thankufll to you thanks for the software,and one request sir you can post the link pages in detailed manner so it can be helpfull – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 16 '12 at 4:28
  • @vikki there are three links. Which one did you find most useful? – soandos Aug 16 '12 at 4:34
  • personally i feel that first link cant be implemented since it helps only for low visioned people,2nd link describes the personal experience of true people,and third link about jaws, i felt that the 2nd link can be viewed as guidance and 3rd link can be an recommendation – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 16 '12 at 4:38
  • @jaws work for fine at visual studio another question for you i ask here since i am barred form asking questions any other tools to say that particular video is loading,and how can a blind people browse internet particularly the sites which contain rich flash & video content? – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Aug 16 '12 at 4:41

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