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News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Generally, a software application being executed by a computer may interact with a user via a graphical user interface. The user may use a touchpad, keyboard, mouse, or other input device to enter commands to be carried out by the software application. The graphical user interface may present links, controls, data, or other interactive options to the user in a visual form such as text or images. A person with impaired vision may then be unable to satisfactorily interact with the software application."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "This Summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that is further described below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used to limit the scope of the claimed subject matter.
"Embodiments discussed below relate to using a narration proxy to ensure that non-interactive user interface items are read by the narration control of an operating system. The user interface narrator may use a narration control of an operating system to vocalize a user interface. The user interface narrator may detect a narration proxy representing a user interface item. The user interface narrator may vocalize the narration proxy with the narration control.
"In order to describe the manner in which the above-recited and other advantages and features can be obtained, a more particular description is set forth and will be rendered by reference to specific embodiments thereof which are illustrated in the appended drawings. Understanding that these drawings depict only typical embodiments and are not therefore to be considered to be limiting of its scope, implementations will be described and explained with additional specificity and detail through the use of the accompanying drawings.
"FIG. 1 illustrates, in a block diagram, one embodiment of a computing device.
"FIG. 2 illustrates, in a block diagram, one embodiment of a software application interaction.
"FIG. 3 illustrates, in a block diagram, one embodiment of a graphical user interface.
"FIG. 4 illustrates, in a flowchart, one embodiment of a method for presenting a user interface item to a narration control.
"FIG. 5 illustrates, in a flowchart, one embodiment of a method for vocalizing a user interface item with a narration control."
For additional information on this patent application, see: Canitz,
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