RE: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN

Excellent.  I think I may ask the presenters to prepare by getting a
GMail and Amazon account -- if they do not have one.

Jamal
On Wed, 5 Mar 2008,
Ken Perry wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 23:42:19 -0800
> From: Ken Perry <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Seeking possible tasks for Dueling Operating Systems at CSUN
>
>
>
> In this same vein
>
> 3.  Check some kind of web mail and respond to it using a web browser for
> example a gmail account.
>
> Ken
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Panes
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:36 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 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
> jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx
> jimpanes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> "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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