[macvoiceover] Re: nfb trashes voiceover:

  • From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:20:55 -0400

my last word on this topic.

Those of you who remember the first afb article may remember that it ended the same way as this one did.

On Jun 17, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Ignasi Cambra wrote:

Then the guy should not be writing an article about it. When you write an article about a product on a publication, you are supposed to tell the reader if it works well, and why. And that person didn't do that. He just said over and over that this was bad, this was bad and that was also bad, when most of the time he wasn't even right.
On Jun 17, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Tim Grady wrote:

Not saying this to you personally, but all of this is kind of silly. I don't know what the market share in the blind community of windows users is but I can say that it is high, so to see an article that isn't that favorable to Voiceover isn't surprising. I don't think that the NFB is "trashing voiceover", I think it was just an article by someone who uses windows most of the time and just like someone who never used a Windows screenreader before but had only used Voiceover, when having to write an article, their opinions of the screenreaders were schewed. You guys are much to sensitive.
On Jun 10, 2009, at 1:51 PM, Marty Rimpau wrote:

Hi all, it is obvious that the person who wrote the article hadn't explored the menus of mail, and wasn't aware of the items that could be checked in the view menu, but they kept insisting on using windows standards for everything, when mac and windows aren't the same thing, though I will say, I do wish there were a mode of the voice over tutorial for people coming from windows, so that the windows user would immediately be aware of the diferences, and put aside some of those concepts.
--Original Message Text---
From: David Poehlman
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:10:43 -0400

Begin forwarded message:

From: Anne Robertson <conseil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: June 10, 2009 3:50:14 AM EDT
To: Snow Leopard <seedvosnowleopard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: And a beta tester wrote this

Hello everyone,

I just read this article and noticed that it was written by someone on this list. I wouldn't mind if the observations were fair and reasonable, but they're not.

Who ever heard of anyone learning to use Windows with Jaws without training? Apple is being held to a completely different standard from any other hardware or software or screenReader provider.

Here's the link:

While not surprising, This article certainly shows a good deal of what the nfb is all about here and this after they went around saying they were responsible for apple making ITunes and the IPod accessible.

http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0906/ bm090606.htm


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