Re: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN

A couple of obvious ones:

1) Retrieve and respond to an email.

2) Use an internet browser to go on-line, fill out a form and submit it.

Regards,
Jim
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"Everything is easy when you know how."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Meredith" <tallin32@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:32 PM
Subject: RE: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN


Wouldn't that only be effective if the system specs were similar?

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Greer
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:24 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN

Quickest boot times from first press of the on button to screen reader
start.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:37 PM
Subject: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN


>I am moderating an event called Dueling Operating Systems at the CSUN
> conference next week.  Three users of an operating system and screen
> reader
> combination will compete for a couple hours:  Windows with JAWS, the
> Mac with VoiceOver, and Gnome/Unix with Orca.
>
> We agreed to develop a long list of possible tasks that would each take
> from about 3 to 5 minutes using software that comes with the operating
> system, except for JAWS and Microsoft Office.  Either I or others I enlist
> would pick a selection of tasks from the list at the actual event.
> Each task should be described in a general enough way so that someone can
> choose the application and screen reader techniques that achieve the same
> result.
>
> If anyone has suggestions about possible tasks to include on the list, I
> welcome such input.
>
> Jamal
>
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