I have been using Cubase since V5 but over the years my eyesight has deteriorated until this point where I have around 10% vision. I really don’t want to have to change DAW and relearn but the current version of 8.5 has disabled any accessibility practices I had in place so I am writing to see if the following can be included in a maintenance update:
I know that there are a lot of tooltips within Cubase which is great but the most important ones, i.e. values, peaks and track names within the mixer or other built in plug-ins do not have them. Being an ex=programmer myself, I know it is laborious but adding a variable which state these vales would go a long way to making your program more accessible to the visually impaired (or those that can still use a mouse).
It would also massively improve things for all VI users if there were some sort of tab order to the application.
The main issue with screen readers is that they cannot detect any of the internals of a window. It is almost as if they are transparent. This however could be minimised if a frame were placed around all objects with a frame title which could allow for using the TAB key to lock onto each item. If it spoils the ‘look’ of the application, it could be possible to allow a check box in settings to switch them off for sighted users.
I know that visually impaired users are a small minority of your market (or anyone else’s but please, please consider this
With grateful thanks