[macvoiceover] Paradigm of VO -was- Re: Re: macbook battery menu query

I agree something should be done, but as it is still possible and even easy to know what the battery's status is now, this is sure not a deal-breaker for me! :)


However, I do think that if VO is already interpreting text and such, as Travis alluded to, then having VO be able to read / interpret the actual battery icon itself would be a good thing. This however, would, I believe, go against the basic paradigm of VO itself, in effect, as it isn't supposed to change the OS at all, but rather reflect what is there to the best of its ability.

So intentionally causing the VO experience not to mirror the visual experience would be a different model of access?…

I think this is why some people get thrown by VO, as it doesn't act like a familiar Windows screen reader in that respect…

  Just my thoughts and have a great day!…

Smiles,

Cara  :)


On Jul 8, 2008, at 5:18 AM, David Poehlman wrote:

I think they should be synchronized or there should be a menu for what is
showing in the menu and one for what is showing on the icon.

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  <smile>  Differ all you like, but this is not a bug.  When you set
percentage, VO speaks the time, because the percentage is what is
showing up visually for the icon and the time is shown in the menu.
Then, when you set it to show time, VO will speak the percentage,
which shows up in the menu while the time is displayed for the battery
icon.

  VO is speaking what appears in the menus and not the visually
displayed info with the icon itself.  Feel free to get visual
assistance to verify this if you like…

  You may feel that this behavior is inappropriate but that's not the
same as a bug, yes?…

  Have a great night!…

Smiles,

Cara  :)


On Jul 7, 2008, at 4:35 PM, Travis Siegel wrote:

I beg to differ.  When selecting percentage, vo most definitely
speaks time remaining as hours/minutes.  When you select time
remaining, vo speaks the remaining time as a percentage of 100 for
remaining battery life.
Try it yourself, and you'll see this is what happens.


On Jul 7, 2008, at 6:31 PM, Cara Quinn wrote:

this is not a bug.  When you set that option, you're setting a
visual option, not an auditory one.  thusly, no bug!  <smile>  the
auditory feedback you're getting from VO is simply a voicing of the
status in the menu itself, and not actually reflecting the visual
status of the icon.

HTH and have a great day!…

Smiles,

Cara  :)


On Jul 7, 2008, at 5:53 AM, Travis Siegel wrote:

The time/percent options are reversed.  (and it's still that in
leopard, despite numerous bug reports on the matter)
Just set it to whichever one you want, then try it out.
I use icon mode myself, but choose what works best for you.


On Jul 7, 2008, at 7:46 AM, Scott Rutkowski wrote:

Hi all.

Just wondering when you bring up the battery menu and choose
show, you have an option for time and or percentage.
Can anyone tell me what the percentage option is for? I've
selected percentage and when looking in the battery menu there's
no percentage option shown. It  is showing me in hours how much
battery capacity is left.
Thanks to anyone who may know something about this.



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