[Athen] Accessible Text Editor w/Line Numbers

Al Puzzuoli alpuzz at msu.edu
Wed Dec 9 09:52:35 PST 2015

Hi Michele,
As a screen reader user myself who has dabbled in Python, I found that the Ed Sharp editor worked quite well for me: http://empowermentzone.com/EdSharp.htm
It’s been a few years, and I don’t remember if there is a way to toggle line number announcement. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there is. But for Python, the feature I found most useful was its ability to announce and move by indentation levels.
Al Puzzuoli
Information Technologist
Michigan State University,
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, 120 Bessey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1033

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Michele Bromley
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Subject: [Athen] Accessible Text Editor w/Line Numbers

For all you CS folks out there:

I have a student with a visual impairment who is preparing to take an introductory Python class. Python IDLE--the software used for coding in this class--poses some accessibility issues.

Does anyone know of a fully accessible text editor where line numbers are also accessible? (Notepad is accessible, but there are no line numbers.)



Michele Joy Bromley
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Portland State University

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