[macvoiceover] Re: Pages and pages of info about pages but nothing about VO

As a person paid to be an "expert," in access tehcnology, I find the best way to learn VO and what I ultimately had to do was a near total emersion in the environment. Ask lots of questions but also try to keep notes about the answers people post and keep the VO, Mac OS and application help files at your fingertips and use them as much as possible.


The current sets of application and OS docs presume sighted users and lots of mouse clicking. In more cases than not, though, you can find a set of actions using VO that will solve your problem. Sometimes the VO work around is non-obvious and that's where the people on this list come in handy as their "tribal knowledge" often exceeds anything one can divine from any official document.

I've been using Macintosh for over six months and still find myself issuing a JAWS or orca command without thinking. Migration from one screen reader to another is a lot of work but, as far as VO is concerned, it's well worth the effort.

Happy Hacking,
cdh

On Feb 1, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Cambra, Iguanas wrote:

That's because it works pretty much as any other accessible app... If you know how to use VO proficiently you know how to use Pages well... Not that I do, but I'm trying...!

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On Jan 31, 2009, at 10:33 PM, Sara wrote:

The problem with Pages etc. that I have noticed is there is no website or document that I know of that tells users of VO how to operate the thing. I have the Pages manual but as far as I have seen, it's all about clicking with the mouse, which is logical for the majority of people in the world I guess, but since Apple went to all the trouble of making it accessible, you'd think there'd be some sort of documentation or are we supposed to just fumble through it like blind people? Sorry for the harsh tone but I just don't understand why there is so little info. Please tell me I am just missing it and that it really exists on a website somewhere.
Sara

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