[bksvol-discuss] sense of humor

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 14:43:44 -0700 (PDT)

Jackie,

I love your sense of humor!

G.Cindy



--- On Sun, 7/13/08, Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: o/t: Web Visum improves website access for blind
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, July 13, 2008, 10:21 AM
> Well "sleeping" is the polite & edited
> version. A less polite but
> nonetheless still very much edited version is that the A T
> industry
> was caught w/its pants down & the goods exposed. I
> think it
> interesting that they unabashedly take our hundreds &
> thousands of
> dollars & would not do this for us, while a couple
> sighted guys w/no
> initial knowledge of A T who just wanted to know why they
> were getting
> complaints about accessibility of their websites not only
> could, but
> would, & that for free! The A T industry should be
> ablush with shame!
> & I think we have now confirmed what we've known
> for years--e.g.,
> they're robbin us blind! & the last thing I'm
> gonna say on this is
> that we as blind folks perhaps need to consider putting our
> money on
> things like NVDA or other open source screenreaders so that
> they can
> be developed into a viable access solution that's
> responsive &
> adaptable to our needs.
> 
> I'm done. Comment privately should u wish.
> 
> On 7/13/08, Chris Hofstader <cdh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > Actually, MySpace is the only page I've heard that
> it doesn't work with.
> > I'm sure there are others that break it but,
> overall, it works with lots
> > more than it does not.  Sadly, if it doesn't work
> with the ones you want, it
> > becomes pretty useless pretty quickly.
> >
> > cdh
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Jana Jackson
> > Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 7:27 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: o/t: Web Visum improves
> website access for
> > blind
> >
> > Hi, Chris!  Do you know if this works with MySpace? 
> Since they started
> > using captchas as one of their spam tools, I can't
> keep in touch with some
> > folks as easily as I once could.  Thanks!!
> >
> > Jana
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chris Hofstader"
> <cdh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 2:35 PM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: o/t: Web Visum improves
> website access for
> > blind
> >
> >
> >> This new Firefox plug-in is, in my expert opinion,
> possibly the coolest
> >> bit
> >> of AT software released in a long time.  Check it
> out, you won't be
> >> displeased.
> >>
> >>
> >> Chris Hofstader
> >> CUNY, BSO, ATG, Odds and Ends
> >> email: cdh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Blog: http://www.blindconfidential.blogspot.com
> >> Skype: BlindChristian
> >> phone: 727-896-6393
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jackie McBride
> >> Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 12:41 PM
> >> To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx;
> bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] o/t: Web Visum improves
> website access for blind
> >>
> >> Ever been annoyed by captias u can't see much
> less solve? Or by
> >> labeled images that may as well have been written
> in Martian?
> >>
> >> Enter Web Visum! This is the best excuse
> you'll ever find for making
> >> Firefox your default browser. WebVisum (visum is
> vision in Latin) is a
> >> firefox 3 plugin that does all sorts of things:
> >> 1) It lets u label links & share those labels
> w/other users--u, in
> >> turn, get theirs;
> >> 2) it can solve most captias w/a keystroke &
> puts the result on the
> >> clipboard for pasting into the appropriate field,
> thus making it
> >> suitable for both blind & deaf-blind;
> >> 3) It can OCR some image links, thereby turning
> them into a
> >> recognizeable label instead of whatever;
> >> 4) It's free, & its development is
> ongoing.
> >>
> >> This has been developed by a couple of sighted
> folks who, out of their
> >> generosity, wanna help. I think they will start in
> the future
> >> developing a premium version, but the basic
> features I've outlined,
> >> they say, will remain free.
> >>
> >> Check it out at:
> >> www.webvisum.com
> >>
> >> BTW, I have no affiliation w/them, nothing to gain
> by advertising
> >> this, accept possibly to help some1.
> >>
> >> Blessings.
> >> --
> >> Change the world--1 deed at a time
> >> Jackie McBride
> >> Check out my homepage at:
> >> www.abletec.serverheaven.net
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> Jackie McBride
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