Dear Mostafa, This was Excellent! Well Done! I really enjoyed the youtube demonstrations! I shall forward this message all around. Many sighted and Blind people will gain insight by reading this message and going to the youtube demonstrations! Thank you very much! With Best Regards, Alan Miami, Florida Alan Dicey, President United States Braille Chess Association - USBCA "Yes, Blind and Visually Impaired People, Can, and Do, Play Chess!" United States Braille Chess Association Home Page: http://AmericanBlindChess.org ----- Original Message ----- From: Mostafa Al'mahdy To: englishlearner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:01 PM Subject: Adaptive technology and public awareness In the name of Allah the gracious clement the grand merciful. Dear all , peace be upon you , firstly , happy Victoria day for our Canadian friends , we do wish you indeed a pleasant vacation. On today's post , I will highlight the major concentrates onto the subject of adaptive technology and it's public awareness among the societies , we may begin by asking this simple question: On average , how widely it is known the adaptive technology in the regular educational fields and public employment sectors? To answer accurately this question , we shall in advance identify what the adaptive technology is , and what it does involve? Basicly , it is a complete unit of combined tools and utilities to make the visually impairment candidate more productive and sufficiently adequate to cope within the commissioned task , usually , a screen reader of your convenience , as there are so many out there , ranging to compatible digital scanner shipped within optical character recognition application , whether , OCR for short , a refreshable Braille display if preferable , and don't forget the regular printing machine , so you may print a regular piece of sheet to your sighted colleagues if necessary. As this package of facilities might be considered to be costly at some length , we may redistribute it's common line in the general educational and employment environments , that demands a well developed promoting campaign , well prepared and competent prospects , and ultimately , a general positive self conscious to officially recognize the visually impairment as effective members. The best way to prove that is to show you a demonstration , as there are not too many , but fortunately , we still have what is enough to share the idea We have three major videos which focus on three different situations: Firstly , individual use , and that's detected to someone who is demonstrating the adaptive technology on his own , he was assessing a popular screen reader called JAWS , quite famous among the blind computer users , he was examine it within the open source edition of Microsoft office on a windows seven platform in particular , let's see shall we? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwFUnaOcy68 I actually did not like the comments posted below about the video , quite negative and frustrating attitude , and that's what we surely dislike as blind people Well: The next video is in focus on educational environment , as he was testing also with JAWS , an application which is related to management course which is held in a University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDGDnLh5QVA The last broadcast is to demonstrate an accessible office for the visually impairment employees , let's have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6UCgrXLf0Y I think , this is pretty decent to give the idea. Want you try to move out of the resident care? , which is a catastrophic conditions in my opinion , how the people will never guess that there is out something of the sort while kept our talking computers to be used just at home or state of private residence which is extremely the worst!.