[blindkid] MacBook Pro

Richard Holloway rholloway at gopbc.org
Tue Feb 23 19:06:27 UTC 2010


I'd like to hear what you learn. I'm a huge Macintosh fan and far  
prefer them but we have so far gone the PC / JAWS route for our  
daughter. Ultimately, I suspect she will find uses for both platforms.  
She's just in first grade now, so many of her computer needs and  
skills are only just emerging...

Richard



On Feb 23, 2010, at 12:05 PM, Thea Eaton wrote:

> As far as I know, most of the screen readers do not run on the Mac.  
> Apple's
> own screen reader is very limited to the OS, I think, and is not  
> compatible
> with all internet content, like Flash. Because more and more Flash  
> content
> is now made accessible to screen reader users, especially children's
> content, I would not recommend getting a Mac, but a PC with an MSAA
> compatible screen reader like JAWS.
>
> Thea Eaton
> DoodleDoo
> www.doodledoo.com
> Where early birds learn.
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindkid- 
> bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Sally Thomas
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:27 AM
> To: NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)
> Subject: [blindkid] MacBook Pro
>
> Do any blind kids you know use a MacBook for school work?  My son  
> has an
> iPod Touch which he loves.  He is even able to type and send email  
> from it
> despite the touch screen.  This has convinced him that a MacBook is  
> the best
>
> computer for him.  I'm wondering about the limitations of the built in
> screen reader or any other idiosyncrasies that would limit its use.   
> Since
> it doesn't require the purchase of JAWS or other screen reading  
> software, it
>
> might be a good choice.
>
> Sally Thomas
>
>
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