Allowing Narrator gestures to zoom at the explorable map

While making the demo video associated with Updating the explorable map to add support for scrolling with a screen reader, which shows how to zoom in and zoom out on the map using Narrator, I did feel that it was pretty tedious to have to swipe so many times to reach the Zoom buttons. Narrator…

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Using UI Automation to explore a map

A few weeks ago I was having coffee with a colleague who’s blind, and I asked him about exploring a map. He said that he’d like to be able to move his finger over a map of the US, and have the name of the state beneath his finger spoken. By doing this, he could…


Automation Tools final release available via the Windows SDK

The Windows Automation API team is happy to announce that the final release of our tools is available in the Windows 7 SDK.  These tools include: ·         Inspect ·         AccEvent ·         UI Spy   The RTM release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is now available for customers to…


Windows Automation API SDK Tools

Windows Automation API 3.0 Some of you may be wondering why we refer to the Microsoft Accessibility programming platform as “Windows Automation API 3.0”. We named it that way because the SDK isn’t really just about MSAA or UI Automation anymore. It’s a combination of both old and new technologies. For instance, the Dynamic Annotation API…