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Re: Sofware Defined Radio in Debian

Hi there Martin,

I'm pretty sure there is a way to have gtk's accessibility toolkit (ATK)
give sonic hints on events.  I haven't done much with the Orca screen
reader, but I sure am interested.  I've cc'd my friend (and registree of
a11y.com) who may also be interested in the answers to these questions.

I haven't looked much at the source for fldigi, but from what little
I've seen, it looks like there is an abstraction layer above gtk and
plastic called the "FLTK UI."  Such abstraction layers often make it
difficult to tie in to underlying platform specific features, such as
ATK.  However, I expect that if you request a feature from the
fldigi-devel list, you could probably get them to implement it:


I would much prefer to have a command-line interface to software defined
radios and transceivers.  I expect to have any such software running on
a server in a rack on a mountain somewhere, and the overhead of a GUI
would be less than optimal.


C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP  Eastsound, WA
Product Management Engineer
F5 Networks, Inc.

On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 16:06 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	Here is a question I am asking out of ignorance but
> which needs to be asked.
> 	There is a GUI interface in gnome for persons who are
> blind so this is actually a two-part question:
> 	Will there be command-line access for driving a SDR or
> SDT as in Software Defined Transceiver? Command line is easiest
> for those who are blind and it also makes automated scripting
> easier for anybody who wants to do timed recordings of signals,
> etc.
> 	The second half of this question is whether the GUI
> elements can be given tags so that when one is using the orca
> screen reader, one can operate the receiver and use as many of
> the bells and whistles as is practical?
> 	Waterfall displays, for instance, would be extremely
> difficult to get any useful information out of but there might
> be a way to sonify them to know, for instance, when one is tuned
> correctly to a PSK31 signal.
> 	As a ham who is blind, I do not have any SDR's, but I
> use Linux to communicate with two Uniden scanners and an ICR75
> receiver.
> 	There are sure a lot of possibilities here if things
> will just fall in to the right places.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group

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