Re: accessible design software


Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

TactileView is a braille graphics program. It's meant for sighted people to do braille graphics to be embossed by the Index Basic-D braille embosser. I don't know if it works with other embossers, because it requires a fairly high dot resolution. But, of interest for a blind person, is there is additional drawing tablets that let blind people draw their own pictures. I don't have the exact page at hand, but explore this page, and you might find some helpful info here.

http://irie-at.com/content/tactile-graphics

-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Hunkin via Jfw
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 9:26 PM
To: jfw@...
Cc: Marvin Hunkin
Subject: accessible design software

Hi.

Pasting an e-mail, from my lectuer.

Have to do use, case, state and other diagrams.

I am a blind it student, and this is a core subject.

Any ideas.

I use a screen reader jaws for windows from http://www.freedomscientific.com

Any ideas, any software, which will help.

Must be some software, that can design accessible diagrams.

Any ideas.

Marvin.



Marvin, that is a shame. I understand that diagrams are visual
representations, but to stop visually impaired from creating or using them
is not great.



There is a core Unit of Competency that is required to be completed for this
qualification. The important part of this unit is.

Elements and Performance Criteria


ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate
achievement of the element.


1. Derive high-level design from specification

1.1 Develop static class diagram from given set of specifications

1.2 Develop either collaboration diagram or sequence diagram from given set
of specifications

1.3 Develop either activity diagram or state diagram from given set of
specifications


2. Refine design

2.1 Investigate and refine behaviour, state of classes and collaboration
between classes

2.2 Validate correct visibility of class services and state data

2.3 Identify generalisations within classes

2.4 Identify specialisations within classes

2.5 Apply principles of aggregation and composition to refine class design


3. Document design

3.1 Create detailed uniform modelling language (UML) static class diagrams

3.2 Create detailed UML collaboration or sequence diagrams

3.3 Create detailed UML activity or state diagrams





If you have any thoughts about how you could address these requirements? May
I suggest sending these requirements to some blind colleagues and see what
they might suggest.



Unfortunately, as this is a core unit of competence I am unable to change it
to another unit.



Let me know your thoughts.



Regards,





From: Marvin Hunkin [mailto:startrekcafe@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:34 AM
To: Darrell Klar
Subject: business needs assignment



Hi.

Well.

No accessible diagram software, so how do I do this assignment.

Unless, there are some more accessible ways to describe applications, or
processes, unless, iuse the entity designer in visual studio.

Any ideas.

Did ask a few blind tech people on a few tech lists, but no answers yet.

Marvin.

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