Re: freedom box and jfw

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 18:38:05 -0700

Hi Gery,

The reason FS and GW can't currently provide the same level of remote access as 
Serotek has to do with the fact that Serotek does not rely on video intercept 
or Mirror Driver technology.  There are two Serotek remote access products, RAM 
and RIM.  RAM is indeed intended for use to remotely access servers, but RIM is 
an incident manager, which means a blind tech could use it to remotely access a 
machine owned by a sighted person with no previously installed screen reader.  
Installation is through a link and ActiveX browser control for the end user.

I hope this technology doesn't get killed off by Freedom Scientific's lawsuit.  
I hope you all will sign the petition soon.

Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Visit and ask Freedom Scientific to stop suing!
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another 
Blind Access Journal blog and podcast:
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gery Gaubert 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 6:28 PM
  Subject: freedom box and jfw

  If you all think prices for jaws is high, check out the prices to get the 
freedom box setup.  I support about 300 end users and their product allows you 
to control computers much in the same way that pc any where or vnc does.  For 
the setup it would cost me about $25 thousand that's right, no typo there.  
While the remote access provided by freedom scientific is great it has 
limitations.  For the life of me I can't figure out why fs and even gw micro 
can't offer blind users something to access other computers that is based on 
either vnc or pc anywhere.  Vnc and pc anywhere are the 2 most used programs by 
sighted computer users to remotely control servers and pc's.  I say I don't 
know why but after thinking about it really do know.  Money and ignorance 
probably play a large part of the reason.


  Gery Gaubert

  St. Charles Sheriff's Office Helpdesk Coordinator


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