[personal profile] jazzyjj
Hey all. I was perusing AppleVis just a few weeks ago as I often like to do, and came across the following blog post. Please note I have yet to try this new screen reader out. I might not even do that, but the jury's still out on this one. I was at first a bit skeptical about this, but upon further investigation I discovered that one of the guys involved with the project has been involved with screen reader development for many moons and is well-respected by many throughout the field of assistive technology. I have not met him in person, but I have been a frequent visitor to his blogs for a few years and have come to appreciate both his writing style and integrity.

Some of you may be asking yourselves why I don't just use VoiceOver, Apple's on-board screen reader. Well my friends, that is a very good question indeed. After all, I used the AppleIIE back in the day with its built-in speech. But that was not a screen reader, as defined by today's standards. Like I've mentioned previously on here, I have been a proud Mac user since 2014. Well actually I got my Mac 2 days after Christmas 2013, but I had to get used to a whole different operating system and that didn't happen overnight. Once I got the lay of the land on here, I naturally started to feel more comfortable again about the company. I think their accessibility folks have done a very nice job with VoiceOver, and it is sufficient enough for me at this time. I have not played around in the OS X terminal much if at all, so I can't and won't verify what others have said about VoiceOver's performance in there.

That said, I think this new screen reader has a lot of potential based on what I've read. What's more, people who know me well will tell you that I like to tinker around with things and they're absolutely right. I'm approaching this with a fair amount of caution as I don't want to break anything. I'm not a programmer. But here's the link: https://is.gd/Fk6SYy . Do please check this out and, if you are so inclined, grab yourself a copy and show these guys a little love. I'll do likewise at some point.
Anonymous (will be screened)
OpenID (will be screened if not validated)
Identity URL: 
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org

Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.
Page generated Oct. 17th, 2017 08:23 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios