[nobe-l] Laptops and screen-readers

Thornbury, Kelly kthornbury at bresnan.net
Sun Oct 30 19:11:02 UTC 2011


I am not a computer wiz, but I decided on a MacBook Pro and use BootCamp to 
also have Windows. I feel like I get the benefits of both worlds this way, 
and I find situations where sometimes VoiceOver (Mac) is better and others 
where JAWS works better. There is a way to run both operating systems 
simultaneously, but I have not tried this yet.

My ultimate feeling is that with the PC, you are stuck with the PC, and with 
Mac you can use both systems.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lucy Sirianni" <lucysirianni at earthlink.net>
To: <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 12:09 PM
Subject: [nobe-l] Laptops and screen-readers

> Hi everyone,
>   I am about to purchase a laptop and wondered if anyone on this list 
> might have suggestions about what brand or model to buy based on our 
> specific needs as teachers.  Are there laptops and screen-readers that are 
> particularly compatible with PowerPoint, Track Changes, grading software, 
> etc? Since my field is English, I also anticipate scanning a lot of 
> material, and I'd love to find a laptop that interfaced well with my Apex. 
> Any recommendations, thoughts about Mac vs.  Windows, etc?
>   Also, has anyone used a Pearl scanner from Freedom Scientific?
> Thank you in advance!
> Lucy
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