Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

  • From: "Gary Wood" <k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:33:19 -0400

I've heard that people using the Mack have been able to use Jaws!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Doucet" <contactme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo



Hi,

Do any of you know if a mac running windows has the same user ability to run jfw or wineyes?
At 02:10 AM 8/28/2006 -0400, you wrote:


I'm definitely all for that!
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:jhalatyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>Jerry Halatyn
To: <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

Hey gary,
Well, aside from the existing blind Mac users, there are more and more Windows users switching to the Mac platform. Especially now that Macs can also run Windows if necessary and, more so, since virtualization allows the Mac OS to run Windows applications without actually running the Windows operating system, things might change quite a bit. More than anything, though, for a student to be able to use any Mac within an academic environment is just the absolute best. One last thing I forgot to mention is the price. The VoiceOver screen reader is, uh, free! Yes, that's right, free. LOL.
Anyway, let's hope this all works out for the best and becomes an example of what can happen when we raise our voices.
Cheers.
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>Gary Wood
To: <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo


Thanks, Jerry! Well from what I hear, the Mack is working to make things accessible out of the box with it's Tiger. I'm not sure how many people will go over to the Mack after using Windows for all these many years. I've never used anything like it, but judging from people who use it, Protools is a great program, and I hope that it will become more accessible for those who like to use its features.
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:jhalatyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>Jerry Halatyn
To: <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo


Pro Tools has been around for Windows for years. Since it was not natively a Windows application, it doesn't work well with any screen reader. We've had several people look into scripting it for JAWS, for example, and they all said it would not be feasible. The overwhelming majority of studios and academic institutions use Macs for Pro Tools. Given the fact that VoiceOver is built into the OS, having the application be compatible with VoiceOver on the Mac is the most efficient and cost-effective solution, accessibility without having to jump through extra hoops of development by third parties.
----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>Gary Wood
To: <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:30 AM
Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo


I don't know if this has been done yet, but there should be a Protools for
Windows.  Maybe that'll make things a lot easier for blind people who want
to use the product!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Byron J. Lee" <<mailto:byron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>byron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <<mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:39 PM
Subject: Pro Tools Petition Promo


> Hey Folks,
> Here is a promo that everyone is welcome to play on their podcasts or
> radio shows. It is 1 minute and 37 seconds long. I know that's a lot of
> time for a PSA, but if it's important to you then please play it. Pro
> Tools is a program that is used by virtually every broadcasting and > audio
> engineering course in the world. The blind do not have complete access > to
> this program because with the demise of OutSpoken and the release of OS > X
> and VoiceOver, Pro Tools has become unaccessible. Those of us who still
> use Pro Tools are stuck using an older version that is designed for OS > 9
> and OutSpoken. The world of audio engineering has moved foward and we
> simply want to keep up. Please visit
<http://www.protoolspetition.org>www.protoolspetition.org
> <http://www.protoolspetition.org> and sign the petition.
>
> You can download my promo at:
>
>
<http://mallard.dishnuts.net/%7Ebyron/podcasts/ProToolsPetition.mp3>http://mallard.dishnuts.net/%7Ebyron/podcasts/ProToolsPetition.mp3
> <http://mallard.dishnuts.net/%7Ebyron/podcasts/ProToolsPetition.mp3>
>




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Thanks.



Kevin Doucet
contactme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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