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Re: accessibility supported questions

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:05:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0903311101000.29501@fzneg.arg>

just bought a (well under $1000) fairly well equipped System 76 laptop
with Ubuntu 8.10 operating system with the open source "Orca" screen
reader......

works equally as well as your systemm without the braille display, but
the software is there just not the brailler.

real world, but many disabled people do not even have the money for a
laptop like this,  I've given many people older pentium computers with
various versions of Linux operating systems and various assorted
versions of screen readers but all less than $250 out the door.  these
are the people we need to make sure we remember.


"best case" is nice, but the real world is not best case

Bob
(PS my laptop was for me "Best case")

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009, [ISO-8859-1] Ramón Corominas wrote:

> In my opinion, the "best case scenario" is a trick to bypass the real
> world limitations. The "usual case" could be that I must buy the latest
> version of Windows, buy the latest version of JAWS, buy a particular
> high-end braille display that is compatible with JAWS, buy a particular
> type of computer that supports all previous things, and perhaps also
> subscribe a high-speed Internet connection to access content.
>
> Then, if because of my disability I MUST pay more to be able to access
> content, because that is the only way I can access it (my best and
> expensive case), perhaps it is better for me to hire somebody that
> accesses content with fewer resources and then read them to me...
>
> For me, "accessibility supported" is not a question of "best case", butr
> "enough options", so I can choose and obtain -more or less- the same
> result than a person without a disability, and at the same cost.
>
> IMHO, of course <grin>
>
> Ramón
>
>
>
>

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