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== Introduction ==
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== '''Introduction'''==
  
This page contains information for blind users of the Audacity sound editor.  For general information about Audacity, see the [http://audacity.sourceforge.net Audacity web site].
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This page contains information for blind users of the Audacity sound editor.  For general information about Audacity, see the <span class="plainlinks">[http://audacity.sourceforge.net Audacity web site].</span>
  
Audacity does not have any special support for blind users yet. Many tasks are difficult or impossible without a mouse.  But with some cleverness, you can do quite a bit of useful editing.  The Audacity developers are working on better keyboard and screen-reader access for future versions of the program.
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The current stable Audacity 1.2.x series does not have any special support for blind users. Many tasks are difficult or impossible without a mouse.  But with some cleverness, you can do quite a bit of useful editing using the tips below.  
  
Select the "Edit this page" link at the bottom of any page to add your own questions or comments to this web site.
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However the Audacity developers have been working on significantly better keyboard and screen-reader access in the Beta 1.3.x versions of the program, which will see light in the next stable 1.4.0 version.  Another important feature of the Beta (1.3.2 and later) versions is the ability to fully <span class="plainlinks">[http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/features-1.3-i.php  manipulate the track selection using the keyboard].</span> Visually impaired users are strongly encouraged to use the Beta version in preference to 1.2.x. The improvements for the visually impaired in the Beta are not yet fully documented but the two external links at the bottom of this page will give you much useful information.    
  
==Tips==
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==External links==
 
  
<span class="plainlinks">[http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-1.3.3-Guide.html A Guide to using Audacity 1.3.3 with the JAWS screenreader for Windows] by David Bailes</span>
 
  
== Mailing List ==
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=='''Mailing List'''==
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You can join the audacity-users mailing list, where other blind users are helping find ways to use and improve Audacity:
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<span class="plainlinks"> [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-users audacity-users mailing list]</span>
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=='''External links'''==
  
You can also join the audacity-users mailing list, where other blind users are helping find ways to use and improve Audacity:
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-1.3.3-Guide.html A Guide to using Audacity 1.3.3 with the JAWS screenreader for Windows] by David Bailes</span>
  
* [http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/audacity-users audacity-users mailing list]
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<span class="plainlinks">[http://users.northlc.com/sberry/ Audacity4blind website and mailing list]</span>

Revision as of 05:44, 30 May 2007

Introduction

This page contains information for blind users of the Audacity sound editor. For general information about Audacity, see the Audacity web site.

The current stable Audacity 1.2.x series does not have any special support for blind users. Many tasks are difficult or impossible without a mouse. But with some cleverness, you can do quite a bit of useful editing using the tips below.

However the Audacity developers have been working on significantly better keyboard and screen-reader access in the Beta 1.3.x versions of the program, which will see light in the next stable 1.4.0 version. Another important feature of the Beta (1.3.2 and later) versions is the ability to fully manipulate the track selection using the keyboard. Visually impaired users are strongly encouraged to use the Beta version in preference to 1.2.x. The improvements for the visually impaired in the Beta are not yet fully documented but the two external links at the bottom of this page will give you much useful information.


Tips


Mailing List

You can join the audacity-users mailing list, where other blind users are helping find ways to use and improve Audacity:

audacity-users mailing list


External links

A Guide to using Audacity 1.3.3 with the JAWS screenreader for Windows by David Bailes

Audacity4blind website and mailing list