Visual Assistance

We have added a feature to our programs to help visually impaired hams. We understand, from talking with several people, screen readers provide a lot of information, but navigating through the data entry fields can sometimes be a problem, depending on the screen reader being used. We have added a feature that will identify each of the data entry fields for our programs. As each data field receives the focus, an audio wave file of my wife Kim - KA3SEQ, will play to identify the field.

For this feature to work, the wave files must be added to the directory of each program, or in your shared user profile directory for the newer C# rewrites. These wave files are included on the N3FJP Software CD or can be downloaded from this webpage. To download the files click here.

Another alternative is NVDA, which is a free screen reader, that seems to work well with my software. You can download NVDA here.

Kelvin Marsh, M0AID, who was a tremendous help in making Amateur Contact Log more accessible for visually impaired hams, has put together a review and audio demo of Amateur Contact Log. You'll find Kelvin's review here:

His audio MP3 overview here:

And his AC Log configuration MP3 overview here: