[bct] Re: Curious about Apple computers

  • From: Brian Osborne <osborne1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 18:18:23 -0500


Yes, a podcast on this would be very nice.

Thanks again,

Brian O.

On 3/3/06 4:48 PM, "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Brian, you raise some very good points.  I am not a Mac user, but I did test
> the new screen reader for the Mac.  I'm wondering if there is anyone on the
> list who uses it and would like to do a podcast on it.  I have some opinions,
> but they are based on very limited use.  I would like to hear from someone who
> has used it more extensively.
> Neal
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:  blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]  On Behalf Of Brian Osborne
>> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 3:33  PM
>> To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [bct] Curious  about Apple computers
>> Blindcooltech,
>> I¹m sighted and I use an Apple  laptop running MacOS 10.4. My son is 8 years
>> old, he is blind, and he¹s  getting some training on Jaws (he¹s already very
>> good on the BrailleNote BT,  by the way). A year or so ago, as you know,
>> Apple came out with their  Voiceover application, supposedly making any Mac
>> accessible since this  application is supposed to speak available actions and
>> choices for any Mac  application. Do any blind people on this list use Macs?
>> Does anyone have  opinions on Voiceover and general accessibility of these
>> recent  Macintoshes?
>> I should add that I¹ve already noticed that many  applications on the Mac
>> aren¹t completely keyboard-accessible, meaning not all  commands for a given
>> application are available to a blind user. It also seems  to me that even the
>> applications that come bundled with the Mac aren¹t always  completely
>> keyboard-accessible, particularly the more obscure  ones.
>> Thanks again,
>> Brian O. 

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