Cheryl and everyone else who has replied to my post,That helps a lot! I thought that was the case, as I recall seeing this mentioned on the list in the past, but just wanted to make sure, as I've never installed OS X myself - have always had my sighted roommate do it.
As to OS X needing a serial number, etc, the answer would be no, it doesn't require the "serial number from h*ll)! <grin>
The website I was referring to, was Apple's own site, on the page which listed Leopard's features, I believe, right around the time it was released. As I recall, one of the "selling points", in the accessibility section, was that the blind could install the OS, independently with the aid of a Braille display. There was no mention of being able to install with the aid of speech, so I thought perhaps Apple was still working on making that possible. Guess I stand corrected. <grin>
If I have any difficulties, I'll be sure to post to the list. Thanks! Ron On Feb 9, 2009, at 7:28 PM, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
You can install Leopard either by starting the computer while holding down the C key with the dvd in place or by putting the dvd in, opening the installer, etc. as you described above. There's absolutely no problem installing with vo using speech; with a laptop you might have to use command-FNkey-f5 but those with laptops will be able to tell you that for sure. If speech isn't loud enough, do cmd-option-ctrl-right arrow I think twice to volume, and then do ctrl-option-up arrow repeatedly until it stops getting louder or you hear a ping sound, even if the volume already says 100 percent. The install is totally accessible. If you saw a website that only explained installing with braille, I'm assuming the ability to install with speech was just taken for granted, but then I know one should never assume anything--*grin*!!!Hth. -- Cheryl "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."Click on the link below to go to our homepage. http://www.icanworkthisthing.comManage your subscription by using the web interface on the link below.http://www.freelists.org/list/macvoiceover Users can subscribe to this list by sending email to macvoiceover-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxwith 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://www.freelists.org/list/macvoiceover
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