[access-uk] Re: screen reader called Guide

  • From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:18:43 +0100

Tracey, I don't know if it helps much to say that I think Guide -
which isn't a screen reader really, more self voicing apps - tends to
be good for those who tend to be computer phobic and maybe not wishing
to become too adventurous in the use of their machines.  Guide does
put people in a sort of safe walled garden environment, even to the
existent that they cannot alt-tab out of the application and into the
big bad world of Windows.

Has to be admitted though that for its intended target market it is
probably a much less challenging way of using a computer, even if that
is at the expense of flexibility.  I believe the IT for All project,
funded by the Guide Cats Cds, is keen to show this to some new users,
along with the more economical offerings such as System Access and
some free packages.

For someone who is totally blind, System Access maybe a very viable
alternative.  Guide has magnification, as well as good speech support,
but, I repeat, it isn't a screen reader.

From Ray
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Has anyone heard of this and if so, how good do you think it is?  Also
much is it?

Any information would be much appreciated.

I have a friend who's getting her first computer and she's heard about


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