RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired

  • From: "kimsan" <kimsansong@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:10:12 -0700

Sam, Thank you for the input.


From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of White Samuel L
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:32 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired


Well, at one time I was at the point I could read 20 point text and had the
opportunity to start with JAWs.  I could still read, so why should I start
using JAWs was my thinking.  Well, I was wrong.  My vision got worst and my
computer skills using JAWs became very very frustrating (I almost gave up
using the computer).  But after long hours of studying, I was able to get
back to using the computer almost as well as I use too.  

So, my long suggestion, is to learn it now.  That way, at least the user
will be able to see what JAWs is reading and how different what they hear
and see are.  It is very difficult to visualize what is on the screen when
all you hear is text being read and 'graphic', 'graphic', 'graphic'. (and
the reason JAWs only says 'graphic', is because the developer was to lazy to
label or set the attribute with a name or title)

Oh forgive me I digress.  Because I am a developer and I know how easy it is
to make an application accessible.

So, let them learn it now.




From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Kimsan Song
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:18 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: jfw for the blind or visually impaired


I wanted to post this here seeing as this mailing list gets lots of

My question is concerning the use of jaws and is the "screen" reader mainly
used for completely blind individuals or partially sighted individuals?

I am not a teacher for the blind, so it is interesting to me when a person
is told due to his or her "lack of vision" jaws will be reccomended. So, the
question raised here is where would a persons vision need to be at in order
to use jaws? If someone can read 20 point font or higher would jaws be

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Take care.


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