There's been voice access for the Mac for many years. It is called
Outspoken, although I forget the exact spelling, and when I used it, it was
quite impressive. That was in the mid-90's, so I would imagine that it has
advanced considerably since then.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 12:18 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: mac and message for cindy
Hi, Laura Ann,
I'm not blind. But my husband noticed that the Mac is coming out, or has, with accessibility for the blind. I did some research, and there's an NFB trans 7.74 for the Mac, URL http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/NFBtrans.shtml
"NFBTRANS is a Grade Two braille translator. NFBtrans translates text files to braille or braille files to text in both English and Spanish.
The program converts ascii text into braille and sends the result to a file or an embossor. Special formatting commands may be placed in the text to customize the output. NFBtrans is free and can be downloaded as an installer package or as source code.
NFBtrans was developed by the National Federation of the Blind."
and also a Duxbury braille translator URL http://www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/duxburybrailletranslator.htm
Also, apparently there is or will soon be a new Daisy player for the Mac.
And there's something called Read and Write Gold for the Mac. URL: http://www.enablemart.com/productdetail.aspx?pid=959&dept=20&store=10
I think a couple of people on the list here use the Mac. HOpefully they can give you more info.
--- Agape Pet Sitting <agapepetsitting@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
cindy, I noticed you use a mac. Are you totally blind and if so what speech do you use and have you found the mac to be blind friendly?
Jus curious. I use jaws with windows XP. But am curious about macs. Laura Ann
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