[Nfbmo] Reading posts with lots of ">>>" markings

DanFlasar at aol.com DanFlasar at aol.com
Thu May 27 16:43:00 UTC 2010

     If you use JAWS to read email, a quick way to  eliminate the 
characters at the beginning of quoted
text - such as the multiple > signs, you can eliminate the irritating  
repetition of those markings at the be-
ginning of each line by choosing the Options/Voices menu in JAWS tabbing  
down until you get to Punctuation, where you can choose "Some" or "None" to  
these extraneous signs are not voiced.  There
are probably other ways to do this and I'm sure Window Eyes allows for the  
same kind of thing.
In a message dated 5/26/2010 9:56:13 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
JHartle at nfb.org writes:

Dear Fellow  Federationists:

I am writing to report that all of our hard work on the  issue of 
silent cars is paying off.  Language that will protect the  blind and 
others from the danger posed by silent hybrid and electric  vehicles 
has been favorably reported to the United States House of  
Representatives by the Committee on Energy and Commerce as part of 
the  Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 (H.R. 5381).  This legislation,  
which is a comprehensive bill to address numerous vehicle safety  
issues raised by the recent Toyota recalls, now includes language  
agreed to by the National Federation of the Blind, the Alliance of  
Automobile Manufacturers, and the Association of International  
Automobile Manufacturers.  If passed by the House of Representatives  
and adopted by the Senate, this language will require the Department  
of Transportation to issue regulations requiring a minimum sound  
standard for hybrid and electric automobiles.

This victory is a  product of our hard work and the cooperation of the 
automobile industry,  but we will need to remain vigilant to make sure 
this bill becomes  law.  We will keep you apprised of developments and 
let you know if  action needs to be taken to secure this victory.

Thank you again for  all you do.


Jesse M. Hartle
Government  Programs Specialist
Telephone:   (410) 659-9314, extension 2233
E-mail:  <mailto:jhartle at nfb.org>jhartle at nfb.org

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