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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