[access-uk] Re: Obsolete Accessibility

  • From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 23:36:11 +0100

THANKSI disagree.  TThe old Talor frame has a lot going for it. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dave 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 8:09 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Obsolete Accessibility 

  oooohhhhhh! nope, you definitely need an upward writer so you can read what 
you're doing as you do it.  Actually, you could use a computer and braille 
display to do the same thing, using a text file, if you've got a good shark of 
a screen reader!


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Iain Lackie 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 7:39 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Obsolete Accessibility 

    Last night's In Touch has caused me to reflect on the Taylor frame and what 
makes an accessibility product obsolete. I remember the Taylor frame from 
schooldays and thinking about it, I cannot come up with a product which was 
better able to demonstrate the layout of an arithmetical problem. Many's the 
sum I've had to calculate using the frame. A calculator may get the answer 
right more often than me but it doesn't help in showing how the problem can be 
worked out. If we are really to achieve greater numeracy among the visually 
impaired, perhaps it's time the Taylor frame made a comeback.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ian Macrae 
      To: recycle-it@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 10:26 AM
      Subject: [access-uk] THANKS

      This cross posting is so that I can say thanks to people on both lists 
who either offered or provided the loan of Taylor frames.  All the interest was 
greatly appreciated and the frame was put to good use in last night's In Touch. 
 People might be interested to know that it really did seem to provide the 
means by which blind people could tackle Sudoku puzzles.  Sadly it is now 
obsolete.  I'll be returning the frames to those people who sent me them in the 
next day or so.  

      Thanks again. 



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