Re: black berry accessibility

What does SDK stand for?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Greer" <jpgreer17@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: black berry accessibility


Does the blackberry have an SDK for their OS?  API's available?  If they do,
then the only thing stopping the blind companies from making it accessible
is how much money they think they can make from it with the least amount of
work.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Britt" <swimmer953@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: black berry accessibility


> Well, first we have to get the hang of that bitter blackberry taste, lol.
> No, seriously, folks, a big reason is probably that the blind and disabled
> communities are seen as too small a market to be bothered with. Start
> making
> noise, folks; as the old saying goes, it's the squeaky wheel that gets the
> grease.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gabe Vega" <theblindtech@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <main-menu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 12:17 PM
> Subject: black berry accessibility
>
>
> hi:
>
> I have two questions.
>
> so the blind community in whole can all agree that the black berries
> as of yet have no solution to them for blind users. my question is,
> since theblack berry os andits applications are all or mainly java
> based then why hasn't the available java resources been used to hack
> a blind solution together?
>
> I know there is a very small fot print java bases speech synth
> andwell rim offers all their sdk's for free so then, I am curious why
> the nfb etc are asking for accessibility changes etc, what is
> stopping the blind from making it happen now.?
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