Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH

  • From: "Dan" <DOzuna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 15:09:28 -0700

Kind of overly sensative, you think?

What I got from Allison's message is that as of right now VoiceOver and it's
current application support just doesn't meet her needs. However, if it does
in the future she will consider getting a Mac. How is that rude? If it meets
all of your needs then that's great. But why would she or I buy something
that "might" sometime in the future meet my needs/wants?

Can I say that the windows screen readers are perfect? Of course not. Can
you say that about VoiceOver? I enjoy having a variety of options in the
software I use that allow me to do the things I want and need to do. And
JFW/WE allow me to do this. I think that VoiceOver is a great first step in
making Macs truly accessible. However, it won't be until VoiceOver gives me
the same level/type of application support that I will consider it a viable
option to my windows based computer.

Later,

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlindTech of BlindTechs.Net" <blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH


> wow, thats just like saying, "Hey you blind mac users, you all are a
> bunch of idiots and you're really not using a real full functioning
> screen reader."
>
> kind of rude, you think?
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> On Apr 7, 2006, at 7:50 AM, Allison Mervis wrote:
>
> > I'd love Apple to seriously works on developments towards making
> > Voiceover a full functioning integrated screen reader so that I
> > could just buy a Mac.
> > Allison
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Claypool"
> > <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 11:37 PM
> > Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH
> >
> >
> >> I've been away for 3 or so days, and I'm already out of the loop.
> >>
> >> I'd love to see a way where one could run the mac os and just load
> >> windows apps as needed.  Now that'd be shweet.
> >>
> >> Rick
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelly"
> >> <shellyspodcasts@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:14 PM
> >> Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH
> >>
> >>
> >> Apple's Boot Camp was released this week. The early reviews of
> >> Windows XP
> >> stability, as well as driver support have been good, but it's too
> >> early to
> >> draw conclusions. It's worth pointing out that this is an Apple
> >> produced and
> >> sanctioned approach, not a hack. I can't  attest to the stability
> >> of screen
> >> readers or other specific applications. But it is reasonable to
> >> expect a
> >> high degree of stability from this boot loader approachl,
> >> especially when
> >> the tool becomes available as part of the Leopard operating system.
> >> Releasing Boot Camp on its own at this time does a number of
> >> things for
> >> Apple: it allows them to get a lot of testing done by its
> >> customers for
> >> free, and it shows the company's commitment to multiple OSes on
> >> the Mac
> >> hardware platform.
> >>
> >> Much more to come on this, I'm sure.
> >>
> >> -shelly
> >>
> >> On 4/6/06, Richard Claypool <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> You can get windows to run, but it's a bitch, and I'd guess not
> >>> stable
> >>> yet.
> >>>
> >>> It has to do with the fact that the new macs support a
> >>> different .. newwer
> >>> standard of booting that windows doesn't support as yet.
> >>>
> >>> There've been hacks to get windows running on the mac, but I'd
> >>> really be
> >>> scaired to try to get it running with a screenreader and expect any
> >>> stability.
> >>>
> >>> Rick
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:45 PM
> >>> Subject: RE: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> > Do not think so
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > Stephen A. Guerra
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> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > -----Original Message-----
> >>> > From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> > [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allison
> >>> Mervis
> >>> > Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:27 PM
> >>> > To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> > Subject: Re: WINDOWS OR MAC? APPLE SAYS BOTH
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > I assume that we could potentially load jaws on to the Mac and
> >>> use it
> >>> > with XP, and then play with voiceover every now and then. Allison
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
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