[access-uk] Apple VS Windows

I've changed the subject to reflect where this topic seems to be going.

Before I'd consider changing from Windows to an Apple I'd have to be convinced of the following.

1. Apples commitment to continued support of their Screenreader. Yes its got one now but how often will it be upgraded, how significant is the Screenreader side of things in terms of the overall development of the operating system? I mean will the Screenreader be given the sort of priority that VIP users need or will it get pushed below other things like better graphical support etc. At least the way things are at the moment with Windows based PCs I know that Jaws, Window Eyes, Hal etc are going to be upgraded.

2. I have to be convinced that everything I can do at the moment whether its simple things like moving files, reading email etc or accessing complex web pages, creating documents in word with neumerous footnotes, headings etc, can be done by a Blind user using the Mac and its Screenreader.

Just on something that someone else said. Personally, I'd prefer Microsoft to stay out of the Screenreader business. Partly because they should concentrate on their operating system and partly because I'm concerned that if Microsoft implemented a Screenreader into the operating system the Screenreader manufacturers would quicly go out of business and we'd be left with one dominant Screenreader player.

Yusuf
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ankers, Dave (UK)" <Dave.Ankers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 5:29 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Preventing malware?



Derek,
Derek,

I think "DOS" perfectly describes what the programmers at Microsoft do
all day!  considering how "Popular" windows is, I would have thought
they would have made it fully accessible by now without the need for
adding expensive software like JAWS.  It is a fact that most people who
use Apple Macs, swear by them, unlike the rest of us, that swear at
Microsoft!

Dave

Dave says

"Reliable, easy to use!! I hope you aren't referring to Windows and
JAWS!!"

Would you  want to turn clock back to the days of DOS?

Oh I  miss the "bat" files. Remember how we could create a file, that
would then do  a number of  commands automatically.


Regards, Derek
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