Re: Blind Programmers

  • From: "alvin blazik" <ablazik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:43:42 -0400

Hi gui's
I am also a former programmer from the last century and am very interested in 
understanding Object 
Orientation. I tried to understand it, but just couldn't get my mind around it. 
Please continue the 
discussion with examples.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Øyvind Lode" <oyvind.lode@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: Blind Programmers


Please keep the discussion on list.
I might learn something of it :)
Personally I've just started out programming as a hobby.

I'm programming in C.
Using EdSharp as my text editor of choice on Windows and Emacs on Linux.
I use Cygwin and MinGW with GCC as the compiler on Windows.
I've also looked at Open Watcom but not compiled code with it yet.
On Linux I'm using GCC (of course).

On 27.09.2010 21:58, Cowle, Jodi wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a blind programmer for the City of Madison, Wisconsin.  Currently I 
> program in Progress - 
> which most people haven't heard of.  I started out using COBOL in 1985 on a 
> mainframe.  Then I 
> programmed in LINC for several years.  Our applications are now developed on 
> PC's with Windows XP 
> OS and spread over various servers.
> I use JAWS as my primary screen reader, and am slowly trying to learn and use 
> Window-Eyes.
> Over the years my IT department has changed direction.  We no longer develop 
> systems in one 
> language and database environment.  We mostly help agencies of the city 
> select packages rather 
> than develop applications for them.  I still work on old Progress 
> applications, but they are 
> slowly going away.  A while ago I created a list of things I'd learned from 
> reading these lists - 
> what people were working with, etc.  But this is outdated.
> I am trying to find a place to stay busy and useful in my department, and 
> also get back some work 
> hours I gave up after my baby was born.
> The programming environment is always changing, and is very different from 
> the way it was when I 
> started working here.
> Hence, my appeal.
> Would some blind programmers be willing to write to me off list and let me 
> know what programming 
> languages and development tools you use?  I'd also be interested in the 
> screen reader or screen 
> readers you use.  This would help me with my meeting with management.
> I appreciate any input you are willing to give me.
> Thank you.
> Jodi
> Jodi Cowle
> Information Technology
> City of Madison, WI
> (608) 267-4911
> jcowle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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