RE: Accessibility guides and research studies from Microsoft

I use VoiceOver both on a mac mini I have at home and on my iPhone 3gs
and find it very useable.  The only times I use windows is at work
because I find the operating system's stability questionable and regular
security requirements to be a major drawback.  When I got my Apple
Computer, I installed all of the software on it myself without sighted
assistance and I've been totally blind from birth.  For any would-be mac
user who is starting out with a new machine to install who has used
windows first there are four things to remember which will help you get
the job done.  1) There is no alt key on the mac; it's called command
and you'll understand why this is very important shortly.  2) In order
to toggle VoiceOver on and off, the key combination is command-f5.  3)
Failure to respond to screen prompts when you start installing a modern
Apple operating system like Tiger; Leopard, and snow leopard will get
VoiceOver started talking to you automatically and prompting you all the
way through your installation.  4) The help key combination on the
computer is command-question mark.  5) When you get asked during
installation if you'd like to learn how to use your mac, good idea to
answer yes and go through the introductory tutorial.  Sorry, calculator
ran out of coffee and can't count all that well this morning. 

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Midence
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 17:54
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Accessibility guides and research studies from Microsoft

Just how accessible is apple these days anyway?  I heard some
interesting things about voiceover but, I've never run across another
screen reader user who's actually made the switch.  Are all
applications accessible using it?  Wonder how coding, word processing
and browsing work with it.

Alex

On 6/25/10, katherine Moss <plymouthroamer285@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks a lot.  If only Microsoft Corp would be as proactive as Apple
in
> making their products accessible right from the source and not having
us
> have to install extra software just for accessibility purposes.  I
mean
> seriously.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamal
Mazrui
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 11:11 AM
> To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Accessibility guides and research studies from Microsoft
>
> From the archive
>
> http://EmpowermentZone.com/ms_acc_doc.zip
>
> This archive contains accessibility guides and research studies from
> microsoft.com.  Each .doc or .pdf file also has a .txt version.
> Printer-friendly versions of .htm files were chosen.  The about 30
> document titles are listed below.
>
> Jamal
>
> The Market for Accessible Technology - The Wide Range of Abilities and
Its
> Impact on Computer Use
>
> Accessibility in Internet Explorer 7
>
> Accessibility in Internet Explorer 8
>
> Accessibility in Office 2003
>
> Accessibility in Office 2007
>
> Accessibility in Windows 7
>
> Accessibility in Windows Vista
>
> Accessibility Transitioning to Windows 7
>
> Accessibility Tutorials for Windows Vista
>
> Accessible Technology - A Guide for Educators
>
> Accessible Technology in Computing - Examining Awareness, Use, and
Future
> Potential
>
> Assistive Technology Decision Tree
>
> Computing Guide for Boomers
>
> Developing an Accessible Technology Plan
>
> Engineering for Accessibility
>
> Guide for Individuals with Dexterity and Mobility Impairments
>
> Guide for Individuals with Hearing Impairments
>
> Guide for Individuals with Language and Communication Impairments
>
> Guide for Individuals with Learning Impairments
>
> Guide for Individuals with Vision Impairments
>
> Identifying the Right Assistive Technology
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Accessibility
> Options
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Accessibility
> Options
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Outlook 2002 Accessibility
Options
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Windows 2000 Accessibility
Options
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Windows XP Accessibility Options
>
> Step by Step Tutorials for Microsoft Word 2002 Accessibility Options
>
> The Business Value of Integrating Accessible Technology into Business
> Organizations
>
> Understanding Accessible Technology
>
>
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