[Athen] JAWS and PYTHON compliers

Al Puzzuoli alpuzz at msu.edu
Fri Feb 13 03:49:34 PST 2015

Hi Jason,
I use EdSharp. It's a very versatile text editor tailored to work well with screen readers. One of the things I like is that you can set it to speak indentation levels, which really helps when working with Python. The program is available here:


From: Varnado, Jason [mailto:varnado at gonzaga.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:56 PM
To: Al Puzzuoli
Subject: RE: JAWS and PYTHON compliers

Good afternoon Al,
Thanks very much for your response. We are using the standard compiler. The student is the one reporting "complex output not working" - so I guess this may be a case of me not looking in to it enough and accepting the student's response as accurate. What text editor do you use?
Thank you again!

Jason Varnado
Associate Director

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Al Puzzuoli
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:55 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] JAWS and PYTHON compliers

Are you using the standard Python compiler, or one of the derivatives?? If your program is simply outputting text, then it should read fine if run from the command prompt. I've never had any success with IDLE, and have always used another text editor, and then just run the .py files from the command prompt. What sort of complex output isn't working?

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 Varnado, Jason
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:57 PM
To: 'athen-list at u.washington.edu'
Subject: [Athen] JAWS and PYTHON compliers

Good morning all,
Does anyone have any experience with getting JAWS to read the compiled output of Python code? We have a VI student in a Python class here and I can get JAWS to read the compiled output when we compile a single line in the command line (e.g. "Hello World"), but certainly cannot get any complex output or something from IDLE.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Jason Varnado
Associate Director
Disability Resources
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0019
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