Making iOS boards and drawrect() accessible to the Blind with voice over

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adams161
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Making iOS boards and drawrect() accessible to the Blind with voice over

Post by adams161 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:36 am

Voice over is the iOS screen reader for the blind and visually impaired. When it is on a blind person can not interact with the phone except through touches intercepted through voice over. Now for normal buttons this tends to work fine. You tap the game menu and it says game in voice over. For an image though nothing would be heard.

99% of chess boards seem to be not accessible for the blind. they tap the board anywhere they get 'boing". I have made my 3 chess app's boards accessible. Tap e2 it says "e2 white pawn" or tap e4 it says "e4 empty". And implemented speak move. I did it fairly fast. I wanted to share a link on making drawrect, which draws my board, accessible that i used.

http://ronnqvi.st/making-drawrect-accessible

Hope to see more accessible boards.

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