[nabs-l] Does anyone use a MacBook or MacBook Pro for school?

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Mon Mar 1 01:12:12 UTC 2010


Well, that is a pretty subjective statement.  Using the Mac and using 
Windows screen readers is somewhat different, so it depends in part 
on what you are used to, and what you like.

The important thing to keep in mind is how accessible are the 
applications you need/want to use.  No one just uses a Mac or 
Windows, you do something, write, e-mail, surf the web, play music 
etc.  So your choice should primarily be dictated by what 
applications you need and want to use.

Dave

At 07:34 PM 2/24/2010, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I'm the parent of a blind 13 year old.  He tells me that the screen 
>reader on the MacBook is great and that it is better than using a 
>Windows computer with JAWS.  I'm curious whether or not this is 
>true.  Have any of you used both?  How do they compare?  Which do 
>you prefer?  Any insight you have would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Sally Thomas





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