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RE: what do I use.?

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:05:16 +0800
To: "accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>, "wed@csulb.edu" <wed@csulb.edu>
CC: Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>, Brian Cragun <cragun@us.ibm.com>, Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com>, Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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HI all

As I mentioned to Wayne, I'd be interested in compiling this information and putting it in a 'sharable' format.  If you'd like me to include your information, can you please reply to me?  I won't share anything that I haven't received permission for.


Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.
Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.
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From: accessys@smart.net [accessys@smart.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:45 PM
To: wed@csulb.edu
Cc: Morten Tollefsen; Brian Cragun; Adam Cooper; Harry Loots; Patrick H. Lauke; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: what do I use.?

On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, Wayne Dick wrote:
> I am going to start a new tread called. What do you use for
> accommodation?  How does it apply to accessibility?
> Wayne

1. I use linux so I can control how it works completel/y
2. for mail etc I use plain text mailer such as Pine or Alpine
3. for web I prefer again plain text such as lynx but now days so few
websites will run on plain text it is criminal.
4. so I will if neccesary muddle thru websites I must see in a modified
version of firefox. usually I skip em, thank goodness W3C/WAI works well
in lynx.
5. I haven't found the perfect screen reader yet, eMACspeak is powerful
but complex and can be clunky at times.
6. Orca is fun but basically a toy etc. etc etc...
7. am cheap and a bit of a iconoclast so won't use proprietary anythings
8. for office stuff I have the Libre office suite, not perfect but getting

how do we find the tool that can be all things to all users???  I know I

who's next. this could be interesting


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