Re: Accessibility guides and research studies from Microsoft

Ms. DaShiell,
Would you please contact me off list? I have some Mac questions for you. Thanks.
Jess, the best man on earth.


On Jul 7, 2010, at 10:20 AM, DaShiell, Jude T. CIV NAVAIR 1490, 1, 26 wrote:

> 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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