[access-uk] Re: Mac Mini

Carol, my advice to you is to find an Apple store and ask them to turn
VoiceOver on so you can get a feel for one yourself.

If you buy one from say the Apple store or online from their website, you
can either choose a package, or customise a system to suit your budget and
needs.  But the nice bit is that you don't have to worry about what
operating system will work with VoiceOver, updates and SMA crap.  You've
bought everything once you make your decision, and that's the way it should
be.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Carol Pearson
Sent: 11 January 2011 17:28
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mac Mini

I'm getting tempted to find a play around Mac Mini from Ebay.  What should I
be looking out for and how much should I realistically expect to pay?

--
Carol P
 ---- Original Message ----
From: "Tristram Llewellyn"
<tristram.llewellyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To:
<access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
4:34 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mac Mini

> The Mac Mini was designed so that you can bring your own keyboard and 
> mouse to it to work with so it doesn't have to be an Apple keyboard, 
> however the modifier keys will not match up with what you will have on 
> your PC keyboard.
> It will however work.
>
> Safari can read very well with VoiceOver, however it is a completely 
> different navigation system.  It will take some time to get used to 
> because it is so different but it has many similar facilities to JAWS.
>
> Regards.
>
> Tristram Llewellyn
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carol Pearson
> Sent: 11 January 2011 15:09
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mac Mini
>
> Think I'm beginning to want one quite badly too, Jackie.
>
> Does the keyboard have to be Mac, or does any chosen USB keyboard do 
> the job, or is there a dedicated keyboard socket?
>
> How have you found the reading of web pages using Saphari and what's 
> it like (I mean how slick, say, in comparison with Jaws) when reading 
> emails?
>
> --
> Carol P
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:15 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mac Mini
>
>> Hi Rex
>>
>> We have our wireless key in the Mac Mini which is downstairs, and the 
>> modem is upstairs.  So we get a really good signal and it works 
>> pretty fast on Safari.  I love the keyboard Martin chose as it isn't 
>> only full-size, but has a USB port on it to use for a pen or 
>> something.  The Mini itself is just a small square box, and he has 
>> attached a pair of small Bose speakers to it.
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Jackie Cairns
>> J&M Work-Ability
>>
>> jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> www.work-ability.co.uk
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rex holmes
>> Sent: 10 January 2011 18:31
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Mac Mini
>>
>> Hi Jackie
>> Is everything with the macmini wireless?
>> Rex
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairnsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 5:47 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Mac Mini
>>
>>
>>> Hi John
>>>
>>> My partner, Martin, has a Mac Mini.  It is quite small, and the 
>>> keyboard he uses is full size.  He chose the spec, which is a 500GB 
>>> hard drive, 4GB of RAM, dual core processor and CD/DVD drive.  Of 
>>> course he has the Alex voice running on VoiceOver.  He has bought a 
>>> full copy of Windows 7 to eventually put on there using Fusion or 
>>> something so he can swap, but just hasn't got round to setting it 
>>> up.  I'm beginning to learn a few keystrokes, and attach both my 
>>> Nano and iPod Touch to it for transferring music to and from iTunes.
>>>
>>> I'd like a Mac of my own so I can play about with it and set it up 
>>> with my own preferences, but I wouldn't know what to choose to be 
>>> honest.  The Mac Mini doesn't have a monitor as this is no good to 
>>> me, and Martin doesn't have enough sight to see the screen any more.  
>>> So he has bought an adaptor to fool the Mini into believing a 
>>> monitor is attached, and it works brilliantly.
>>>
>>> But as for what Mac to go for, I can't help.  I need to do a bit of 
>>> homework myself if I were deadly serious about buying my own 
>>> machine.  For now, I just borrow Martin's to play about with.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kind Regards,
>>>
>>> Jackie Cairns
>>> J&M Work-Ability
>>>
>>> jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> www.work-ability.co.uk
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>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John G
>>> Sent: 10 January 2011 11:55
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Mac mini
>>>
>>> Hi guys
>>> What's the general verdict on the Mac Mini?
>>> I've been thinking about buying a Mac with a view to running both 
>>> mac OS and MS Windows on the same machine. Moreover, as a 
>>> programmer, I understand programming GUI applications on the Mac is 
>>> a less cumbersome experience, compared to MS Windows.
>>>
>>> Many thanks in advance for your input.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> John
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