Yep, I will have to say that it would be kind of hard for a blind person to study to become a visual designer. It could be done I suppose but it wouldn't be the most efficient position to put a blind person in. An example of what I mean is, if you have a jpg file that is named bell but it is actually a yellow cherry, how is the blind person going to know this? That is in my opinion why Photoshop has never been scripted for. Another example if the picture is actually fine but it needs a shadow that is the same shade of other items in the background, how is a blind person going to know the angle that the shadow should be placed in relation to the other objects, also how is a blind person going to be able to blend the shadow in order to make it look believably real. ----- Original Message ----- From: marvin hunkin To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:24 PM Subject: Accessible Adobe Photoshop and flash Hi. well, next year looking at doing the diploma in information technology, website development. a couple of challenges i have, is that a couple of units, i probably will not be able to do, as one is to use advanced and basic features of adobe photoshop, to crop, manipulate images, and create 2d and 3d animation, using adobe flash, as part of my major project. Now, the National Traning Information System, which is governed by a national curriculum, for tafe across Australia, and comes from the department of education, canberra. now, as i will have trouble being deemed competent, because jaws, will not work with this software, as a core part of the course, and i have spoken to my disability office and the main lecturer, who organises the learning curriculum and talks to other lecturers. they will be using adobe photo shop, adobe flash. i know, i could probably use the flash development kit, but the major challenge is the graphics side of things. So they are willing to bend, in their curriculum, as they said i would have an advantage, if i had sighted help to crop, edit and manipulate the objects. so, got any tips, tricks, or any work arounds for that, or is this a dissability discrimination act complaint, that might change their mind and bend to accomodate, not just me, but another vision impaired friend of mine is doing the same diploma with new south wales tafe, as this is a national curriculum, and has been rolled out as the new training package for the past 12 months. if you can let me know, how to get round this problem, as the other subjects, i should be able to use php, editor, my sql database, visual studio.net 2005, for the asp stuff, etc. if anyone has had the same problem or situation, let me know asap. having a meeting soon to review what i have done this year for certificate iv in website development. cheers marvin. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Find out. SEEK Salary Centre: What are you really worth?