[access-uk] Re: An observation and a curiosity

Leonie
Thank you for this very informative piece of information.  It was all new to 
me.  I must try and remember a few of them and put them at the end of a text 
message or like you say in the middle of a sentence but one would probably be 
nenough at a time.

Eleanor
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Léonie Watson
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 7:21 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: An observation and a curiosity


      They're called emoticons and they're very much part of communicating for 
and with sighted people. If you're interested in knowing more, I wrote a guide 
to emoticons which can be found on my website:
  http://www.tink.co.uk/content/emoticons.php


  Léonie.

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  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Dave Taylor
  Sent: 12 November 2008 10:59
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: An observation and a curiosity


  Well if we want to operate in the sighted world, I think we shouldn't take 
that attitude and we should develop a way of using them. If we want to decide 
we can't be bothered because it doesn't suit us, why shoul he world accommodate 
some of our needs when it doesn't suit them? I just think we need to go one way 
or the other, our own world with our own rules, or join in properly in as many 
ways as we can!



  Cheers

  Dave





  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Peter Beasley
  Sent: 12 November 2008 10:49
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: An observation and a curiosity



  Hfere Here!

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Carol Pearson

    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:46 AM

    Subject: [access-uk] Re: An observation and a curiosity



    Well, here's my take on it!



    I don't use winks and smiles, or grins are about all I do use.  The thing 
is, I don't remember the signs for them and so just write out the words within 
< and > signs to make them perfectly readable.  I'm not on lists where there 
are more sighted people than blind, so why should I care!  <Smiles>



    Hope that clarifies things a little for you!



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    Carol
    carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    ---- Original Message----
    From: Amro Bilal
    To: Access-UK
    Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:24 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] An observation and a curiosity

    > Hi all,
    >
    > This might be OT, not really sure but here goes.
    >
    > I noticed on this list that people don't use smileys and winks such
    > as :) ;) etc. People rather write smile, wink and what have you. I've
    > never come across this practise on any other emailing list or
    > internet forum. It struck me that even literate computer users on
    > this list do that. So I wander, is there a reason for this practise?
    > Do Braille users find wink signs confusing for instance? Excuse my
    > ignorance, but I rely on my screen reader's speech output and I've
    > never had any problems with reading winks. I started doing what
    > everyone else does on this list and the Jaws list but never asked
    > why!
    >
    > If there's a good reason behind this I'd be glad to learn it. If
    > there isn't, then IMHO this is a bad habit. What applies to other
    > internet forums I believe should apply here too unless there's a
    > justification for doing otherwise. Am I being pedantic? Would love to
    > here other people opinions!
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Amro


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