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need description of how toggles are represented in FMC for blind developer

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  • jfayre
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    Hello,
    That is exactly what I need. Thanks! In response to the earlier post, we already have a working accessible FMC, I just needed to figure out how to detect the toggles.
    The system we have already reads over a hundred aircraft systems using Text to Speech, both on-demand and automatically.
    We have several blind flight simmers already using the system.
    the yss

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  • thibodba57
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    Originally posted by jfayre View Post
    Hello,
    In our Talking Flight Monitor software, we are providing an accessible version of the aircraft FMC.
    I am totally blind myself. When I pull the text of the FMC rows through FSUIPC, I can't tell how rows that represent yes/no or on/off toggles are represented. This is mainly on the PMDG options pages.
    I need to be able to present to the user which option is selected. So, can someone tell me how these are indicated visually? Is it a color change, or a symbol next to the selected choice?
    Thanks!
    If you are asking the way an Option is changed on the CDU for PMDGs software. When you toggle between the Variables of Yes/No the active result is Bold and the other remains in a normal smaller format.
    Hope that helps.

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  • Michael Codd
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    Jason,
    I suggest you put this difficult question to the FSUIPC developer, Pete and John Dowson, because there might be a very small chance they are able to help you.

    Unfortunately, most ‘realistic flight sim aircraft like those of PMDG will generate FMC, EICAS, engine readings etc that are constantly changing and being updated during flight, so being able to interpret this sort of information and then present it in a format that a blind person can read or hear it is likely to be a tremendous uphill struggle, if not almost impossible. I’m sure I am not alone in wishing you the very best of luck.

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  • need description of how toggles are represented in FMC for blind developer

    Hello,
    In our Talking Flight Monitor software, we are providing an accessible version of the aircraft FMC.
    I am totally blind myself. When I pull the text of the FMC rows through FSUIPC, I can't tell how rows that represent yes/no or on/off toggles are represented. This is mainly on the PMDG options pages.
    I need to be able to present to the user which option is selected. So, can someone tell me how these are indicated visually? Is it a color change, or a symbol next to the selected choice?
    Thanks!
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