[accesscomp] Accessible World presents Accessible Macintosh

  • From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 20:17:06 -0700

    Subject: Accessible World Presents Accessible Macintosh, April 13th     


News Wire 


An Overview of an Accessible Leopard by Jim Denham 


The latest version of the Macintosh operating system, OS X 10.5, includes some 
incredible accessibility features.  For users who are blind, the built-in 
VoiceOver screen review software offers a whole new way to use the Mac.  This 
powerful tool offers features such as refreshable Braille support, an extensive 
help system and reliable access to many popular Macintosh applications. 


For the past several years, all Macintosh computers have shipped with an Intel 
based processor.  This hardware platform allows the machine to run non-Apple 
operating systems, including Microsoft Windows.  Apple even provides a utility, 
called Bootcamp, that allows the user to easily switch between operating 
systems.  This dual operating system  environment is a great solution for 
individuals who want to use both Mac and Windows on the same machine. 


The Tek Talk session to be held on 13 April will introduce users to the 
powerful screen review software included with all versions of Macintosh 
Leopard.  The powerful Navigation and help features of VoiceOver and the Mac 
will be demonstrated.  The session will also include information for sighted 
trainers who need to provide instruction to persons who are blind on the Mac.  
Finally, the ability to easily and efficiently switch between the Mac and 
Windows operating systems will be shown.  


Date:  Monday, April 13th, 2009. 


Time:  5:00 p.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. MDT, 7:00 p.m. CDT, and 8:00 p.m. EDT 

           and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 0:00 GMT 


Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The Pat Price Tek 
Talk Training Room at:



Or, alternatively. 


Select The Pat Price Tek Talk Training Room at: http://www.accessibleworld.org. 
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen. 


All Tek Talk training events are recorded so if you are unable to participate 
live at the above times then you may download the presentation or podcast from 
the Tek Talk archives on our website at http://www.accessibleworld.org 


All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and 
open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer, speakers, 
and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with the 
presenters and others in the virtual audience or text chat with the attendees. 

If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing 
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download and 
then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to the 
Accessible World online rooms. 


Sign up information for all Accessible World News Wires and discussion lists 
are also available at our website http://www.accessibleworld.org. 


Accessible World Contacts: 


Robert Acosta, Chair 

Accessible World 


Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx 

Web: http://www.helpinghands4theblind.org 


Joann Becker, Events Coordinator 

Accessible World 


Email: joannbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxx 


George Buys, CEO 

Talking Communities 

Email: buys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 


The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3) 
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the disabled 
community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly relevant 
information about new products, services, and training opportunities designed 
specifically to eliminate geographic and access barriers that adversely affect 


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