Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

  • From: "Jerry Halatyn" <jhalatyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 18:00:54 -0400

Hey gary,
Well, aside from the existing blind Mac users, there are more and more Windows 
users switching to the Mac platform. Especially now that Macs can also run 
Windows if necessary and, more so, since virtualization allows the Mac OS to 
run Windows applications without actually running the Windows operating system, 
things might change quite a bit. More than anything, though, for a student to 
be able to use any Mac within an academic environment is just the absolute 
best. One last thing I forgot to mention is the price. The VoiceOver screen 
reader is, uh, free! Yes, that's right, free. LOL.
Anyway, let's hope this all works out for the best and becomes an example of 
what can happen when we raise our voices.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Wood 
  To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 1:11 AM
  Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

  Thanks, Jerry!  Well from what I hear, the Mack is working to make things 
accessible out of the box with it's Tiger.  I'm not sure how many  people will 
go over to the Mack after using Windows for all these many years.  I've never 
used anything like it, but judging from people who use it, Protools is a great 
program, and I hope that it will become more accessible for those who like to 
use its features.  
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jerry Halatyn 
    To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:29 AM
    Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

    Pro Tools has been around for Windows for years. Since it was not natively 
a Windows application, it doesn't work well with any screen reader. We've had 
several people look into scripting it for JAWS, for example, and they all said 
it would not be feasible. The overwhelming majority of studios and academic 
institutions use Macs for Pro Tools. Given the fact that VoiceOver is built 
into the OS, having the application be compatible with VoiceOver on the Mac is 
the most efficient and cost-effective solution, accessibility without having to 
jump through extra hoops of development by third parties.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Gary Wood 
      To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:30 AM
      Subject: Re: Pro Tools Petition Promo

      I don't know if this has been done yet, but there should be a Protools 
      Windows.  Maybe that'll make things a lot easier for blind people who 
      to use the product!
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: "Byron J. Lee" <byron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
      To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:39 PM
      Subject: Pro Tools Petition Promo

      > Hey Folks,
      > Here is a promo that everyone is welcome to play on their podcasts or 
      > radio shows. It is 1 minute and 37 seconds long. I know that's a lot of 
      > time for a PSA, but if it's important to you then please play it. Pro 
      > Tools is a program that is used by virtually every broadcasting and 
      > engineering course in the world. The blind do not have complete access 
      > this program because with the demise of OutSpoken and the release of OS 
      > and VoiceOver, Pro Tools has become unaccessible. Those of us who still 
      > use Pro Tools are stuck using an older version that is designed for OS 
      > and OutSpoken. The world of audio engineering has moved foward and we 
      > simply want to keep up. Please visit 
      > <> and sign the petition.
      > You can download my promo at:
      > <>

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