[AI] Real Time Screen Reading talking mouse

Geetha Shamanna geetha at millernorbert.de
Thu Jul 19 11:07:19 EDT 2007


Does it give us access to anything more than what we get by routing Jaws to 
PC?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shiv" <shivraheja at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:00 AM
Subject: [AI] Real Time Screen Reading talking mouse


Hi!

I Just installed this software.  I haven't used it much.  If anyone wants to 
try it out, I am pasting the instructions and the link to the download page
below.  It does not read text in the Microsoft Word and Excel windows, but 
reads in the Internet explorer window.

This mouse driver lets you hear your mouse position as two tones.  The lower 
tone tells your
horizontal position, and the higher tone tells your vertical position.  When 
you stop moving, the
tones stop.  As you get used to identifying your location, the computer 
screen should begin to
take shape in front of your mind's eye.  To spell an item, hold the shift 
key.  To identify the kind of
object hit the control key. Whenever you need to find the 4 Blind Mice 
control Panel, you can use
Alt Tab to unminimize it to the top left of the screen. 4 Blind Mice may 
eventually be developed it
into a complete stand alone screen reader package, but no promises are being 
made. At this time
it is strictly a mouse driven real time screen reader to be used with 
existing readers as an
accelerated navigational aid. Please explore the 4 Blind Mice control 
panel's menu for user options.

Find out more at:
http://4blindmice.inspiredcode.qarchive.org/

Shiv
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