Re: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dean Martineau" <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 10:44 PM
Subject: RE: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.


I don't think there's any evidence to support a hint that the NFB was
dishonest here; I think they were extremely inept.  The review is very
inaccurate.  There is no evidence to suggest that financial considerations
led to its content, and the Federation would certainly deny that it is
subject to any of this sort of influence.  While one can, if one wishes,
find many aspects of the Federation with which to find fault, people have
over the years tried to prove financial corruption and to my knowledge have
never succeeded.

Dean


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:02 AM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.

What the NFB does not say and will not tell us is the extent of consulting
income it receives from Microsoft and Apple.  The NFB has provided
fee-based consulting services for Microsoft in the past and this may
present a conflict of interest.

Whether advocates, magazine writers, bloggers or podcasters, if we are
sharing an opinion publicly it is important to fully disclose relationships
that we have with the various entities mentioned in the content.  Others
can then judge for themselves if this relationship might cause someone to
have a certain opinion.  In the NFB instance, cash from Microsoft could be
a motivator.

Kelly


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darrell Shandrow" <darrell.shandrow@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.


> Hello Peter,
>
> Darcy and Holly are not commenting on NFB matters. Rather, they're
> commenting on blind community matters where the largest American
> organization of the blind may be misrepresenting certain aspects of
> accessibility on the Mac.
>
> I don't own a Mac. I'm a Windows person. Even so, I am not going to sit
> in
> judgment of a platform about which I know little, especially when I know
> at
> least ten blind people who are using most aspects of the Mac quite
> successfully now. I have it from reliable sources whom I've learned to
> trust
> over the years that NFB is just dead wrong in many ways with this Braille
> Monitor article. We should all take care to have our facts straight
> before
> going public, especially when criticism is being delivered.
>
> Regards,
>
> Darrell
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:52 PM
> Subject: Re: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.
>
>
> Good afternoon everyone,
>
>    Okay buddy get your ass busy and develop a comparable MAC OS. Spend
> more
> time undertaking such projects and less time commenting on NFB matters!
>
> Peter Donahue
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shane Jackson" <jack728@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:33 PM
> Subject: NFB Trashes Mac OS X.
>
>
> Hey, all.  I have just posted the latest episode of the BLindWorld
> Blog and Podcast.  It is a reproduction of an episode of The
> Screenless Switchers Podcast's latest episode, featureing a thorough
> critique of a horrifying article published by the NFB concerning Mac
> OS X.  Find my show at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/BWBP or download
> the file directly at http://www.shanejackson.net/Screenless_Switchers.mp3
>  and be warned that the podcast is over 2 hours in length.  I would,
> however, urge you to listn to the whole thing, as it is most
> relevant.  Thank you.
> Shane Jackson
> Vestavia Hills, Alabama, USA.
> Email & MSN:  jack728@xxxxxxxxx
> Skype:  cadal728
> Twitter:  jack728
>
>
>
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