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Re: Screen Readers and Operating Systems (was Re: accessible banking:)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:10:18 -0500
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To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I got your point, but there is agrowing need for moving away from windows, 
and mac osx x11 could achieve this.  Right now, if I am needing a new mac, I 
cannot run os9.2 on it if I understand things correctly and therefore, 
cannot run any screen reader with the regular apps.  beinga  mac user, I'd 
be willing to make the switch if need be.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: Screen Readers and Operating Systems (was Re: accessible 

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 03:00:44PM +0000, Nic Rodgers wrote:

> Mac OS X can run 'true' Mac OS X applications but can also run any of the
> thousands of X11 unix-based applications too...

The point I was trying to make was that a screen reader that works
through X11 can't talk to the non-X11 applications - and that most Mac
users use mostly non-X11 applications. Thus Gnopernicus is unlikely to
be of much use to the average Mac user in need of a screen reader.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2005 15:10:48 UTC

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