Munawar Bijani <munawarb@...>
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Ok, then you can use Code::Blocks. http://www.codeblocks.org/.
Check the Features page for a list of languages it supports. One
of them is MSVC++.
On 6/17/2019 5:20 PM, Annabelle Susan
I'm trying to code
in C++, which I believe is a language that not only is
recognized by all operating systems, but someone, though I'm
not sure who, said it can be recognized by JAWS. Right now,
the Ceremony Script Generator I'm making has its pages coded
in html, but that only seems to work with web browsers. I want
to be able to take those same HTML pages I made, and code them
in C++ so they'll work as a standalone application that
customers can use on their computers.
Well it all depends on what you're trying to do.
Why do you need visual studio specifically? If you share what
language you're coding in I can point you to alternate but
slightly less accessible software.
with Windows 7 and JAWS 15, since they work very well for
me. As for programs, what would be a fully accessible
solution for my current configuration? I'd like a program
that I can work with on any machine, where I won't have to
install it, one that doesn't require me to have an
account, and most important of all, won't take forever to
Ok, if cost is prohibitive for you, I would suggest
switching to NVDA, installing Windows 10 and using VS 2017.
Both NVDA and JAWS work really well with VS 2017 (though
NVDA's performance is slower compared to JAWS' performance
in this program.)
If you're in the US, you can get on the JAWS Home Annual
program; alternatively, you can get JAWS Home at no cost to
you if you're a university student and your university has a
site-wide license for JAWS.
Try to find a way to upgrade to Windows 10 and install the
latest VS (which is free by the way) before deciding
definitely that you MUST stick to VS 2005.
Getting VS 2005 will be difficult since it has been dropped
by Microsoft. Unless you have an MSDN account, you'll have
to get a copy from someone who still has a copy of it and
hope that they haven't injected malicious code into the
program, and that they give you a registration key if it's
not VS Express.
On 6/17/2019 1:35 PM, Annabelle
Susan Morison wrote:
I got my
computer with Windows 7 back in 2011, and I got a free
upgrade to JAWS 15, thanks to Freedom Scientific
in 2017. Unfortunately, JAWS 15 is the latest build my
SMA allows me to run. As for Windows Updates, they cause
my CD Rom drive to shut off after several hours, which
makes JAWS turn into demo mode, despite the fact that I
have an authenticated version with a valid license. It's
a pain in the cushioned rear! My sighted friend, Markus
Johnson (yes, that's "Markus" with a "K", not a "C"), is
the one who tells me not to update that machine, since
both of us found out the hard way what it does. In fact,
it was Markus who formatted the wrong hard drive by
accident, as we were going by drive letter, so the
second time we had to restore the machine, we learned
that you actually have to go by model number (like
ST1000 or ST3500). And, I don't use the Internet with
that machine, since I only perform music and audio
recordings and beginning programming on it.
I've found VS 2017 to be great in accessibility, mostly
because it implements UIA rather than whatever Microsoft
was using when VS 2005 was around.
I'd argue that 2017 is the most accessible version yet. I
use it at work every day and it works really well with
both JAWS and NVDA.
Why does updating Windows "break" things for you? I'd get
that sorted out if I were you; people really shouldn't be
using VS 2005 nowadays. Technology is so different from
what it used to be and I strongly recommend staying
current, especially with development tools. Things like
the VC++ runtimes are updated with each new version of
Visual Studio as well, and many of these updates patch
security holes that you really don't want floating around.
On 6/17/2019 10:46 AM,
Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I've read somewhere
that Visual Studio has a version that's fully
accessible to JAWS. The version I was told is fully
accessible is Visual Studio 2005. The problem is, I'm
not sure where to get that one, especially a copy
that's clean and free of viruses, malware, adware,
spyware, and the like. I've tried the new version, but
it updates Windows, which breaks screenreader
compatibility on my machine. I've already had to
restore it back to working order by reimaging the hard
drive three times within 8 years! The first time, I
formatted the wrong hard drive by accident, and now I
have to recover what I didn't get the chance to back
up on that hard drive. If I can't get Visual Studio
2005, I wonder what programming alternative I can use?
Particularly I want to program my own virtual
instruments and audio software, as well as software
that lets customers write their own scripts for
ceremonies. The site where I read about the
accessibility of Visual Studio 2005 is here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/118984/how-can-you-program-if-youre-blind