Request for Info on Recording Programs for the Blind

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Post by miss stav » December 23rd, 2007, 11:29 am

Hello all!
I want to start my first solo project as soon as I have time for it (I guess in a mounth or so). However, before I start, I want to know about recording programs which blind people can use. I'll be so glad to know more about it. Hope to hear from you soon:
Stav.
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Post by Peter Why » December 24th, 2007, 2:04 pm

Stav, it might be worth editing the subject line of your first post to attract the attention of our other blind readers.

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Post by Planish » December 25th, 2007, 9:50 pm

Peter Why wrote:Stav, it might be worth editing the subject line of your first post to attract the attention of our other blind readers.
Something like "Request for Info on Audio Recording Software for the Blind"?
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Post by hugh » December 26th, 2007, 7:53 am

stav have you tried audacity? i have no idea how accessible it is, but it's the default standard for librivox.

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Post by rita1075 » December 26th, 2007, 8:25 am

Hello,
I, too, am a blind person and have difficulties in dealing with Audacity. The basic functions, such as starting and stopping recording just cannot be accessed through screen readers. So I am not making any recording for this time.
Is there any other recording software for Windows(Since most of screen readers only run on Windows operating system) which blind people can access with ease? I really would like to be a productive contributor, not just a mere wanderer on the Forums.
Best regards,
Eunah Choi.

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Post by Gesine » December 26th, 2007, 8:30 am

rita1075 wrote:Hello,
I, too, am a blind person and have difficulties in dealing with Audacity. The basic functions, such as starting and stopping recording just cannot be accessed through screen readers. So I am not making any recording for this time.
Is there any other recording software for Windows(Since most of screen readers only run on Windows operating system) which blind people can access with ease? I really would like to be a productive contributor, not just a mere wanderer on the Forums.
Best regards,
Eunah Choi.
Many ways of being a productive contributor - we have lots of people here who never record, but rather help with proof-listening, answering questions on the forum, greeting newbies, etc. All very important parts of the project, without which LibriVox couldn't be so successful.

Having said that, of course I hope you'll find software that works for you if you'd like to record as well. :)
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Post by Starlite » December 26th, 2007, 2:39 pm

There are already preset keyboard shortcuts.

The space bar starts and stops the recording - I use this all the time.

Ctrl c is copy

Ctrl v is paste

Ctrl x is cut

Ctrl z is undo < I use this a lot too!

Ctrl a is select all

I hope this helps

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