here we go with this again, *sigh* we have had a professional web designer out here, who was and is blind... invited by James homme, and he spoke long and straight forward about this... later, inthane . For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and Links to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at: http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com . to be able to view a simple programming project in several programming languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at: http://fruitbasketdemo.alacorncomputer.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Octavian Rasnita To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:25 PM Subject: Re: Accessible Adobe Photoshop and flash Web site development could mean very many things, so they can tell you to do many things that are absolutely inaccessible for a blind. It could mean server side programming, client side programming, database development, server and network administration, and these are accessible, but it could also mean web design which is not accessible, or so low accessible that it would not help any blind person to become a professional web designer. Discrimination means very many things also. Nothing could exist without beeing discriminatory for some persons. For the blind perspective, something absolutely not discriminatory would be something which has the same accessibility level for everyone, no matter if they can see or not. In your case, if the other sighted persons would be able to do what that program requires, without using the display, it wouldn't be discriminatory, but it couldn't be that way, because all the sighted persons think that "sighted is normal", while "blind is not normal". In this case, you could ask them to allow you not to follow the classes that requires using the mouse, because you cannot use a mouse. If the professors or other students would be able to do what you need to do without a mouse but only with the keyboard, than I think you would be able to do it also. Forcing a blind computer programmer to use a mouse could mean discrimination. Octavian ----- Original Message ----- From: marvin hunkin To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:24 AM 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?