[jaws-uk] Re: Facebook - an idiott's guide

  • From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:56:33 +0100

for most people, you could achieve something like facebook if everyone 
joined an email list.  finding that list would be difficult however.  in its 
most basic form facebook lets you look for people you know and add them as 
friends.  then when you click on their name you can  send them a private 
message if you want.  When you update your status, your friends can easily 
see that you have updated it.  People can say what they are doing and you 
can read this.

You may not give a flying **** about what other people are doing in which 
case fine, don't join facebook or deactivate your account if it is not what 
you want.  You are not uncool or stupid or necessarily a luddite if you do 
not want to know about facebook.

If you do decide to use it then the mobile site http://m.facebook.com is a 
good option. you can navigate the main site but it is a bit more fiddly.

There are other things you can do as well.  You can attach a photo to your 
profile so others can view it.  there are various facebook applications and 
games you can play.  I believe some of these are accessibled but I've not 
dipped into them yet.

In short then facebook is a bit more flexible and convenient than setting up 
an email list.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Reid" <ken.reid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jaws Users" <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:22 PM
Subject: [jaws-uk] Facebook - an idiott's guide

Hi all,

I'm getting there slowly, I have a logon ID, I have two friends (aw) and am 
member of 1 group.  So what do I do now?

Has anyone written an idiot's guide to using Facebook with Jaws.  It is not 
just about the key strokes with Jaws, but what is the point of all the bits?

Lots of people are making great use of Facebook, I've even seen it 
abbreviated to FB because it is being talked about so much, so what is the 
benefit over email?

Educate me please.


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