I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a new authoring language (as none of the existing ones seem a good fit) and would like to make it easier for blind and partially sighted users.
Can anyone give me insight into which languages work best with screen readers and why?
I would imagine that structured BASIC is one of the easier languages to use, followed by Pascal, and that C and Perl are likely the toughest to use.
My reasoning is that BASIC has different keywords to start and end code blocks, Pascal uses “begin” and “end” whereas C uses curly braces and Perl is just full of punctuation.
I could be wrong though, hence this post.
I’ve also been wondering how common it is to use speech to text software to enter code, as I would guess using non-English keywords (such as “WriteLn”) would make that more difficult.