[jaws-uk] Re: SAGE accounting: was "Off Topic: New Christian group"

  • From: "David W Wood" <g3yxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 22:27:19 -0000

George, Amie and all.

Sage is well known for not meeting accessibility standards.

I understood from other resources that they were addressing this issue
resulting from pressures from Ruth Loebel representing the V.I. community.

David


-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: 15 March 2007 20:50
To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jaws-uk] Re: SAGE accounting: was "Off Topic: New Christian group"

Hi Amie,
 
I almost`hesitate to suggest it, but your friend's best course of action is
probably to take the issue up with someone at RNIB who is conversant with
the DDA.
 
It seems to me rather strange that we can produce V.I. students with maths
and science degrees, and yet fail on something as basic as accountancy -
which is not exactly rocket science".
 
George.

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From: jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of amie.slavin
Sent: 15 March 2007 10:59
To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jaws-uk] Re: SAGE accounting: was "Off Topic: New Christian group"


Hi again, thank you for those responses.  This accounts thing really is a
huge problem, and the shortage of VI accounts bod's is self-fulfilling,
isn't it?  A friend of mine is in the process of losing his job because he
cannot access the compulsory accounting exams which are a part of the
development program he's on.  His PhD cannot, apparently, save him from
this.  Within my own small business I chicken out and let my partner do the
accounts - struggling about with Excel, when I have to.  It makes me a bit
cross, but then, so do most things... does anyone see light at the end of
the accounting tunnel?  
Amie
 
 

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: George Bell <mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:27 AM
        Subject: [jaws-uk] SAGE accounting: was "Off Topic: New Christian
group"

        Hi Amie,
         
        Regarding Sage & RNIB.  They are using a version of Sage used mostly
in major organisations.  Moreover, they are using a special "charities"
module of Sage.  And added to that, are certain customised areas where Sage
has been adapted to suit special accounting requirements within RNIB.
         
        We must also bear in mind that Sage have a number of products
ranging from their low cost "Instant Accounts" for small businesses where
there is only one user, up to versions designed for organisations with
literally thousands of users.  There are also many customised add-ons
produced by 3rd party companies.
         
        I think over overall problem is that there are not many visually
impaired or blind accounts and bookkeepers around, and therefore the
question of accessibility has been fairly low key.
         
        As regards religious postings, you are quite correct.  This list is
not for such discussions, although I am prepared to allow the occasional
announcement of things which may be of interest to JAWS users generally.
         
        George Bell
        Moderator.

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        From: jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jaws-uk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of amie.slavin
        Sent: 15 March 2007 10:15
        To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [jaws-uk] Re: Off Topic: New Christian group
        
        
        Hi all - thank you for all the stuf about accounts, to which I am
glued!  Wondering why the RNIB's commissioned scripts to access Sage haven't
become a product for everyone; is it just because they're RNIB?  Maybe I
have the wrong end of the stick...?  Also, hope I'm not speaking out of turn
but I'd rather learn about JAWS issues on this list - not religiosity.  Hope
it isn't going to be a habit.  Back into my box I go now :)
        Amie


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