[access-uk] Re: what is accessible? was Re: Accessible Podcaster

I personally always try out new software and definitely don't wait for scripts to come out, but I'd also consider my self quite advanced jaws user and I feel pretty confident using mouse cursors and other feature that makes software usage easier without any scripts. I also am a person who likes to try out new things when it comes to software and get quite excited when I hear about new things that I might be interested in. As the original subject of this thread was about podcasting, when I read about it, Ipodder was the first client I came across and I didn't wait or didn't ask around from others to see how and if it works, I downloaded it, my point is that if it didn't work with jaws then I could have easily uninstall it and look for something else, but I personally was quite pleased with Ipodder and I'm used to it and I like it. I'm only using this as an example. I understand how some users might be afraid to use new software because maybe they are not sure how to use things like jaws cursor, but in general I'd encourage people to try out new things, usually you have not much to lose, if you're not sure how to use it once you downloaded it, there are plenty of places where you can ask for help including this list. If you still have problems, you can usually just uninstall software, so apart from bit of time, you haven't really got much to use.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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And may I second Brian's point. It does seem though that some people simply will not RTM! And maybe that's where Brian, and others, in their professional role come in.


It seems to me that rather than waiting for scripts set files, or maps, people should equip themselves to deal with new programs or minority applications. Yes, it can be time consuming but really less so when one does get down to it.

I am not saying, of course, that programmers don't have a responsibility to make apps easier to access or to use; also website developers, for that matter.

I'd also say that if you are buying an exspensive screen reader, you might as well invest the time learning all its facilities.
Ray


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Couldn't agree more. It's surprising how many people don't know how
effective a screen-reader's screen review mode can be, such as the jaws
cursor or window-eyes mouse pointer. Even when you cannot get much out of
the application by tabbing around or whatever, these tools can be really
effective.
Brian Hartgen
----- Original Message ----- From: "James O'Dell" <jamesodell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hi Steve

I have to agree with you. I think quite often people are very quick to
declare software inaccessible when it isn't, or to blame the screen reader
for not being able to work with software that really is inaccessible.
Some
people like computer training and that's up to them, but from personal
experience I think there are a lot of people who would get far further if
they would only sit and read and listen to the screen reader documentation
properly. Some people just seem to decide that they can't learn to do
things themselves and once they've done that it's very hard to get over
that
mental block.

James
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Hi Kevin,
>
> For my own part, I prefer Ipodder, as there are many options you can
> configure, like scheduled downloads, setting the directory and so on. > I
> apreciate the need for simplicity, but my real point is that accessible
> doesn't have to be simple.
>
> All the best
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of
> Kevin Cussick
> Sent: 08 May 2005 14:37
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> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Podcaster
>
>
> Hi stave,
>
> Ok fare enough maybe I was a little quick off the mark I to installed
> Ipodder v2.0 and I got it working but I prefer the other one from
> Manchester I have also tried webbie and it is quite good as well but
> needs some more development I think ok enough on this subject all the
> best.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Steve Nutt
> Sent: 08 May 2005 13:25
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Podcaster
>
>
> Hi Kevin,
>
> I am not slating anyone, I just wish people wouldn't call their
> programs
> "accessible" anything.  It just makes some of the other programs look
> bad,
> and they are not.
>
> All the best
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of
> Kevin Cussick
> Sent: 07 May 2005 21:35
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Podcaster
>
>
> Hi Douglas,
>
> I agree with You I think the lad from Manchester has tried his best to
> make some thing simple and accessible for us to use I don't think he
> should be slated for his efforts just my thoughts.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Douglas Harrison
> Sent: 07 May 2005 16:49
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible Podcaster
>
>
> Steve,
> If by Accessible Ipodder you mean the free Accessible Podcaster
> produced at the
> University of Manchester, it is in an early stage of development and
> has been made
> available for those interested to try out.  (If you are talking about
> something else, I do
> apologise - please  ignore what follows!)
>
> The object has been to keep it simple but still capable of doing the
> basic things.   I
> suggested to the developer that an independent volume control would be
> helpful if a
> screen reader user wanted to listen to the start of an item before
> saving it, and it was
> implemented within about 24 hours.  I intend next week to ask if the
> Save dialogue can
> be made more accessible in the next version, and I am sure any other
> suggestions
> would be welcomed.
> Ipodder 2.0 is a much more powerful program, but those of us new to
> the world of
> Podcasts may prefer to start with something simpler.
>
> Douglas
>    .
>
> On 7 May 2005 at 15:16, Steve Nutt wrote:
>
>> Hi Iain,
>>
>> With Ipodder, you can do all of this.  So obviously it is more
> accessible,
>> than the so-called accessible Ipodder.  Ironic eh?
>>
>> All the best
>>
>
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>
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