Re: Jaws users look out, touch-screen Windows

I have no idea why people are so worried about this right now. Don't you guys think that the access technology vendors are working together with Microsoft? It's not like they're gonna release a new version of Windows and then the guys find out about it the same time we do. If you guys think that, you're very much misinformed. All the major screenreader developers have contacts with Microsoft, and are a step ahead and are figuring out what is coming next for Windows. and this new version isn't even supposed to be out for a couple more years. There may be things that these guys are considering that we've no clue about. Relax, people. We had access to windows when it first came out, and every time a new version has come out, things were a bit rocky at first, but eventually things evened out. Just enjoy the great access to windows JAWS gives us now and let's worry about what happens when the next version comes out.




At 06:15 PM 5/29/2008, you wrote:
Hey Yardbird,
I watched an interview with Bill gates and Steve ? the CEO of Microsoft on
CNBC and according to the interview in the future there will be no more
keyboard andno more mouse.  I am sure that accessibilities will be
considered.  Believe me I think it is a ways away but I think we are
evolving to an operating system that might and I mean might be seamless for
everyone.  A few months ago I remember Bill Gatesstating that allbooks will
be available on web.  It is just a matter of time once the copyright issues
are worked out.  Pretty soon I think information will be available to all
regardless of modality.  Let's hope so.  Imagine no added costs for
accessibility.  Cheers in advance.
Ann

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From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws users look out, touch-screen Windows


> P.S.
>
> So, does this mean that you believe the person you replied to is spreading
> eisinformation about the future of Windows in order to turn some of us
> toward considering a Mac or a Linux computer? That's the sense I get from
> the Wikipedia explanation, that it means to spread negative rumors about a
> product in order to turn potential customers off to it and propel them
> toward the product made by the company tha'ts disseminating the FUD.
>
> Or is it now sometimes used more casually, so that there doesn't have to
be
> a real or implied motive behind it in that sense if you just want to
invoke
> the expression in a more general way, for effect?
>
> thanks.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brandon B" <serrebi101@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:50 PM
> Subject: Re: Jaws users look out, touch-screen Windows
>
>
> FUD,  means
> Fear, uncertainty and doubt
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear%2C_uncertainty_and_doubt
> Sorry for the confusion.
> Yardbird wrote:
> > ah, here's an opportunity to learn a new technical word. Fud. What's a
> > fud.
> > Is it a mistype of an all-capitalized acronym, FUD? If so, what does
that
> > stand for? Or is it a word, in which case what does it mean? any
relation
> > to
> > Elmer Fudd?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Brandon B"<serrebi101@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To:<jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:14 PM
> > Subject: Re: Jaws users look out, touch-screen Windows
> >
> >
> > Just because a touch interface is optional, doesn't mean it's the
> > default. Windows seven would fail if your fud was the case because many
> > hardware offered out at launch wouldn't be totally ready for this.
> >
> >
> > Jim Talley wrote:
> >
> >> Microsoft unveils touch-screen Windows
> >> Microsoft Corp. said its next operating system will be made for
> >> touch-screen applications, an alternative to the computer mouse, and
> >> its top executives
> >> reaffirmed interest in joining forces with Yahoo Inc.
> >>
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