Media and Entertainment Technologies Laboratory

Development Environments

We have been using a variation of NetBeans called Sodbeans that provides some accessibility. Sodbeans was created primarily as a vehicle for using the Quorum programming language, a computer language designed to introduce blind students (and others) to programming. Sodbeans extends NetBeans with spoken output in the editor and many of the program management components. It is not a complete accessibility solution, but it does enable management, editing, and building of larger projects. There was an issue that debugging in Sodbeans is not accessible. See the page on GDB for how to deal with a that issue.