[nabs] Adoption of Google Apps discriminates against the blind
taraprakash at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 16:58:28 GMT 2011
"I am presenting a study tomorrow
where we compared screen readers in detailed tasks that users are
likely to want to achieve, and Voiceover scores poorly in some areas."
It will be useful if you could send the list a copy of the report. Who are
you presenting it to? I will be interested to know the findings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Birkir R. Gunnarsson" <birkir.gunnarsson at gmail.com>
To: <nabs at acb.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nabs] Adoption of Google Apps discriminates against the blind
> Some would say that suing for accessible bills is a bit outdated and
> out of touch with the times. With money identifier all over the place
> and actual hard currency being used less and less it simply may not be
> the most appropriate thing to worry about.
> I am not saying either way, just pointing out that one can always, and
> will always, have opinions on what to achieve and how to achieve it,
> depends what people feel is important to them.
> I take Google accessibility over an accessible dollar bill any day.
> Someone who is 60, uses cash and does not use Google Docs will feel
> I have to chime in on Jaws vs Voiceover, for advanced Office tasks
> Voiceover does not do a great job. I am presenting a study tomorrow
> where we compared screen readers in detailed tasks that users are
> likely to want to achieve, and Voiceover scores poorly in some areas.
> Does not mean it is useless, or it sucks, but it is still
> inappropriate for spreadsheets, reading pdfs and a few other tasks.
> Of course we would expect the good people at Apple to improve on those
> things, and we will send all feedback to them so they can use it, if
> they wish, for discussions about future updates and features.
> My point is that it seems to be ok and cool to be pro Apple, but not
> to be pro Jaws, and it is a bit silly really, it all depends on what
> you need a screen reader for and your other personal preferences.
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