[blindkid] MacBook Pro

Heather craney07 at rochester.rr.com
Tue Feb 23 20:40:36 UTC 2010


My friend Amanda has a mac book and she goes all over the internet, doing 
her banking, shopping, research, networking, blogging, etc online with no 
problems.  Last time I checked, and I admit that this is something I need to 
take another look at, as I last struggled with it three years ago, but last 
I checked, flash is a bad thing for JFW, not just for Macs, and her built in 
screne reader does a lot of things that JFW won't.  For instance, some sites 
I have trouble navigating with my very up-to-date copy of JFW she can handel 
with no problem, to the point that I have to sometimes call her, give her 
the web address and ask her if her Mac can help me out, if it is research I 
really need or a product I can't buy from another site.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thea Eaton" <thea at doodledoo.com>
To: "'NFBnet Blind Kid Mailing List,(for parents of blind children)'" 
<blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [blindkid] MacBook Pro


> 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
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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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