Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

  • From: "Gabriel Vega" <blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 05:35:13 -0700

As stated previously, apple has made this possible with its accessibility frame 
work and guidelines. if a program is coded via these standards and guidelines, 
say maybe something coded with MSAA in mind for windows, we would have more 
accessible programs all around. I don't fault apple for none of this.
Gabe Vega
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jerry Halatyn 
  To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 3:00 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: Gary Wood 
    To: 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: Jerry Halatyn 
      To: 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: Gary Wood 
        To: 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" <byron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
        To: <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 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>
        >

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