From: David R. Sky <sky@wa...> - 2004-12-29 08:42:22
I posted a request for screen reader users to give suggestions for
making Audacity increasingly screen-reader friendly. I'm using DOS
to connect to the net, and have had difficulty posting material on
Wikis, so am posting here instead.
I included my suggestion of having a track menu alt-t: each track
that had been created could be clicked on in the menu (just like
selecting an effect), and having several items to apply to just
that track, such as mute, solo, delete, select part or all to apply
an effect, and so on.
Sarah gave the following suggestions. What she's suggesting for
easier setting selection markers is based on her experience with
the goldWave sound editor: while playing audio, the start marker is
set with a [ and the end marker with a ] . There are also fast
forward and rewind buttons on GW, with ability to change speed of
play, ff and rew. The present way of setting selection markers in
Audacity is finicky, and also it takes just one accidental tap of
a cursor movement key to break the selection.
Sarah: I think the track menu is a good idea. Also, setting start
and end markers is pretty hard as you have to fiddle. A quick way
to do this while playing would be a good idea. I like the fact I
can use the right arrows for the movement of the curser. Also, a
rewind and fast forward choice with options of speed would be
great in case I have to set a mid point that is 2 ours into the
recording. Also, a menu containing solo, mute, etc. Also, an
accessible way to remove a track if you don't want it, such as a
click track or a messed up spoken or sung track.