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Re: ORGLIST: Blind chemists and the edition of molecular structures

From: Krishna Maringanti <krishna.maringanti>
Subject: Re: ORGLIST: Blind chemists and the edition of molecular structures
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:07:35 +0530
yes, the new format should have a way to draw chemical structures while airing questions. As there are good number of Volunteers, wont it be a good idea to define individual roles and responsibilities while formulating new platform? Activities like i. Development of new face of embedding add ons like structure drawing tools and ii. General Administration of Orglist. Joao will be the best person to coordinate these activities and I like take part in the General Administration. I can also contribute to the list in the form of donating a full time web developer and content manager till the design part is completed.
 
Krishna Maringanti, PhD
Managing Partner,
MSD Consultancy
12-13-270, Tarnaka
Hyderabad, India
Email: krishna
Phone: 0091-40-27009918
 

 
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM, J.Aires de Sousa <jas> wrote:
How can a blind user draw and read molecular structures of organic compounds?

The MOLinsight web portal is a gateway to software that can be integrated in strategies for blind users to process chemical structures - www.molinsight.net

It includes the free NavMol program - a molecular editor for visually impaired users. The NavMol program enables the user to navigate the structure of a molecule atom-by-atom, providing information about neighbors of each atom and bond types. It also allows structures to be changed by adding or deleting atoms and bonds. This is a very simple application, which only uses the MS-DOS or Linux shell command-line interface. Blind users interact with the program via the keyboard and text-to-speech software (such as JAWS), or Braille hardware.

If you are interested in the project please contact navmol


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Joao Aires de Sousa
Departamento de Quimica, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 2948300 x10907   Fax: (+351) 21 2948550
Email: jas
www: http://www.dq.fct.unl.pt/staff/jas/
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