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Making ProTools Accessible for Visually Impaired

  • Tomáš Zahradnický
  • Róbert Lórencz
  • Pavel Musil
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5105)

Abstract

ProTools, an industry standard audio edit and mix software, is not accessible for visually impaired. Precisely, it was not accessible and this paper presents how was ProTools access enabled with the help of ProAccess application. ProAccess was created for this purpose and uses mach code injection techniques to load an access enabling bundle into ProTools and applies the method that was published 2 years ago. The paper also describes the relationships in between ProTools, ProAccess, and VoiceOver technology and what results we have obtained together with ProTools, timing of its learning process for a visually impaired person.

Keywords

Accessibility ProTools Visual impairment VoiceOver 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Zahradnický
    • 1
  • Róbert Lórencz
    • 1
  • Pavel Musil
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringThe Czech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Mluvící kniha o.s.PragueCzech Republic

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