[access-uk] Re: windows pc vs mac

  • From: Tassie da hiphop kid <tassie@xxxxxx>
  • To: "access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:20 +0100

I would like a copy please. If you could email it to me. Thank you very much. 
The leaves.

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> On Oct 23, 2014, at 15:32, Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> if anyone is interested I have a derailed document on the voiceover features 
> for the mac, however I should point out that it is in pdf format. I can 
> either post a link to the file to the group or if preferred can send a copy 
> via email to people individually off list.
> Just ask. ( smile)
>> On 23/10/2014 15:07, David Griffith wrote:
>> There are pos and cons of having a Mac but nowadays I tend to spend more 
>> time on the Mac than Windows as I increasingly prefer the OS.
>> Of course the Mac can also runWindows, even with the Mac OS if you use 
>> Fusion so you can have the best of both         worlds..
>> However there is a definite learning curve to learning to use the Mac. I got 
>> a Mac ;in 2011 and I am still learning all the time. If you have some sight 
>> transferring to the Mac  will not be so much of a learning curve but using 
>> Voiceover is very different from using Windows Screenreaders. In some areas 
>> voiceover is more powerful than any Windows screenreader but in others less 
>> so. What is undeniable is that you need to learn a whole new skill set, 
>> people often forget how much they invested in learning Windows and a similar 
>> effort will be required to get the most out of OS and Voiceover. 
>> iTunes is most definitely accessible an as are the majority of applications 
>> which come from Apple.
>> I copy below some Podcasts I have done on using the Mac which may give you 
>> an idea. There are a couple on iTunes.
>> Podcast List 
>> Using  Safari on the Mac Part 5. Strategies for using and customising the 
>> Reading List.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/wmbw5w
>> Previous Podcasts 
>> Using Safari on the Mac Part 4. Flexible Web with Sweet spots and Reader 
>> commands.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/alr2yi
>> Using Safari on the Mac Part 3 Bookmarking part 2- Launching bookmarks and 
>> bookmarks folders from the Desktop / or the Dock.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/04aj3b
>> Blank URL document template to use if dragging and dropping does not work on 
>> your Mac to           create bookmark shortcuts.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/gvj63a
>> Using Safari on the Mac  Part   2  . Bookmarking Part 1  Bookmarking, 
>> organising bookmark folders and 
>> and organising quick access to Favourite web sites through the Favourites 
>> bar keystrokes.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/fpye9z
>> Using Safari on the Mac Part 1 – The pros and cons of Quick Nav and the Web 
>> rota.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/qtftnl
>> Using VLC to play upto 1000  Radio Stations on the Mac
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/uev995
>> Working Radio Stream Folder and sub folders containing over 1,000 Radio 
>> Streams as explained in the above Podcast.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/8v58fh
>> Using VLC to play an RNIB Talking Books on the Mac with Variable Speed.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/kve0ky.
>> Easy Music Listening with Column Browser in iTunes
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/gp431y
>> iTunes Part 2 Using Playlist to listen to RNIB and Mp3 Talking Books 
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/e6kohy
>> Spell Checking on the Mac Part 1
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/uuul6e
>> Spell Checking on the Mac Part 2
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/z5wvc8
>> Part 3 Proof Reading on the Mac.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/b3m395
>> An Introduction to the QFeed RSS Newsreader on the Mac 
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/02uu48
>> Adding an RSS Feed from Safari to QFeed.
>> https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/tr5unm
>> on 
>>> On 23 Oct 2014, at 14:45, Tassie da hiphop kid <tassie@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hey y'all.
>>> I'm looking for pros and cons of windows vs mac.  I currently have a 
>>> windows pc with windows 7 and an iphone.  I cannot use itunes at all with 
>>> nvda on windows and therefore my iphone is inaccessible with a pc.  I am 
>>> thinking of getting a mac to make my apple life easier.  Is itunes fully 
>>> accessible on a mac? What pros and cons for either system are there.  I 
>>> don't want to spend a grand and then wish i hadn't when i could get a beast 
>>> of a pc for 500.
>>> I currently  use programs such as firefox, wavepad, winamp, thunderbird, 
>>> wordpad, skype, etc.  I don't use office so the fact i've heard it isn't 
>>> too accessible on a mac isn't an issue for me.
>>> Thanks, Louise.
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