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Re: My first impressions of VoiceOver.



Hi.

If possible, how would you compare it to using Gnopernicus and Gnome?

          Kenny
	  
On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 12:09:42AM +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> Hi all.
> I ordered a copy of Mac OS X 10.4 a week or so ago, and it arrived 
> today. I am writing this message to give some of you an idea of what the 
> screen reader is like, and how accessible everything is.
> 
> First off, the installation is spoken, however it is quite slow. This is 
> partly due to the fact that it is being read off a DVD, and also due to 
> the fact I installed it on a second hand G3 powermac that I have. You 
> simply turn on VoiceOver by pressing Command + F5. The command key is 
> like the Alt key on a PC keyboard. In fact, I am using a PC keyboard 
> with the mac, and the command key is in fact the Windows key used to 
> bring up the start menu.
> 
> I installed the OS as normal without speech, and activated speech once I 
> was into the desktop.
> 
> One of the biggest problems, is you have to use the Ctrl + Option keys 
> to do a lot of your voice navigating, especially websites. Imagine 
> having to press Ctrl + Option to read every line/paragraph on a website. 
> It is not fun and not erganomic.
> 
> So most of your navigation is done with the VoiceOver cursor, and 
> practically no changes have been made to the interface of the OS to 
> allow navigation with tab and the arrow keys, like in Windows.
> 
> Feel free to email me with any questions or if you want anything in 
> particular checked out. I would be happy to do so.
> 
> Luke



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