I just rcvd my 996D today--lovely piece o' kit--and with it, that incredibly sinking feeling I get every time I take a look at a new radio. I use the word "look" metaphorically, being totally blind. The scanner control software that's out there just doesn't make it for blind users, good otherwise as it probably is. I'm looking for some enterprising programmer-types who might be interested in helping re-open a slowly closing hobby to blind people by helping to write a scanner control program that a blind person can effectively make use of. The problem with the ScanStars and Butels and WinScans of the world is their Windows interface. They don't use standard Windows screen controls, therefore standard cursor movement with arrows and tabs does not produce predictable results for folks (like me) using screenreading software. Sometimes pressing TAB does nothing. Sometimes, instead of moving from column to column, it skps data entirely. Sometimes all it does is to move a widget, not the cursor itself, to indicate where data is being entered. All no good. If you're interested in assisting, or can direct me to somewhere I can find the information that the ScanStars and WinScans and Butels of the world use to learn how to control these radios, I'll work on doing the programming myself if I have to, although that'll certainly take longer if there are already folks who are savvy about these things, which I've got to believe there are. Thanks in advance.