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BBO Visual Assist

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BBO Visual Assist

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Description from store Assists visually challenged users to play Bridge on the BBO (BridgeBase Online) website by: 1. Supporting voice commands and keyboard shortcuts. 2. Reading text, cards, bids, score etc. under the mouse cursor. 3. Giving a brief description of your hand. 4. Describing actions such as clicking on a bid or a card to play. 5. Describing actions by other players such as bids, played cards, alerts and claims. 6. Speech recognition for chat and bid explanation messages. 7. Reading chat messages. The extension can be tailored to the required level of assistance by enabling or disabling the appropriate functions using the extension’s pop-up window. Full documentation is available via the pop-up window. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version 5.2 Fixes • Pop-up question now only asked once when displayed (was repeated when dismissed). • Invitation to a table pop-up detected • Select just a bidding level and then pressing Enter didn't change the bid to PASS. • Selecting PASS just spoken once. Versions 5.1 • Vertical sidebar functions fixed (e.g. Show Double Dummy) Version 5.0 • Updated to Chrome Manifest v3 • Supports the change to the Claim/Undo pop-up elements; caused some default Enter action to fail. • UNDO button now displayed next to the board rather than as a sub-menu option. Version 4.4 • Name of CHAT button altered by BBO so Chat Microphone required updating. • Voice command "double dummy" will display the double dummy indicators on the current History board. The command "show double dummy" will do the same and "hide double dummy" will remove the indicators. • When the form to invite a partner to a competition is display pressing the [Enter] key is the same as clicking on the "Invite" button. Version 4.3 • Only read out the first 5 words in a page's title • Added a few internal phrase conversions to improve speech recognition. Version 4.2 • Escape key now resets any active microphone. • Contents section included in the documentation pages Version 4.1 • Beep checkbox set in the Basic and Max groupings. • Title of the new page is announced. Version 4.0 • Voice commands and a few keyboard shortcut implemented • A pre-defined chat message can be automatically sent when you get new opponents. • Original speech recognition changed so it remains active until microphone clicked a second time. • Version enhancements announced when first updated. • Improved reading of Robot announcements. Version 3.0.0 Parameters added to speak the shape, point count and losing trick count for the dummy hand or, if your hand is the dummy, your partner's hand. The suit for a played card use to be spoken when it wasn't the same as the suit led. It is now also spoken if not the same as the previously played card. Reads the cards from the previous trick when displayed. Indicate if a bid was alerted when reviewing the bidding during play. Improved recovery from multiple UNDOs

Latest reviews

  • (2020-11-24) Jim B Bushey: Great addition to online BBO sessions for visually impaired folks.

Latest issues

  • (2021-10-19, v:4.2) David Oakley: Voice recognition
    If I record using the Mic icon, my comment is preceded by the text 'Could not find button' so 'testing 123' becomes: 'Could not find button testing 1 2 3'
  • (2021-10-04, v:4.1) David Oakley: Settings not retained
    Recently, settings no longer stick after Chrome is shut-down. Typically, I turn off Narrator and Bidding and Play settings. But after computer reboot they appear again along with the desired Board and Hand settings.


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2022-04-13 / 5.2
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