screen readers

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 11:26:56 CEST 2015


On 08/27/2015 12:05 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Richmond,
>
> Not everybody who has eye problems is immediately blind. At least, not 
> in my environment.

I assumed you were using "visually challenged" as a euphemism for 
'blind', and "visually impaired" for 'partially sighted'.

Otherwise there was no need whatsoever for your reduplication: "visually 
challenged or visually impaired people.

Best, Richmond.

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> On 8/27/2015 10:59, Richmond wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 08/27/2015 11:52 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>>> Graham,
>>>
>>> A screen reader is software that allows visually challenged or
>>> visually impaired people
>>
>> Oh, Joy! There we are!
>>
>>> to understand what is currently on their computer screen. It allows
>>> them to find the right control so they can press the return key or
>>> space bar to activate that control and it allows them to hear text
>>> that is displayed on the screen. A very well-known screen reader is
>>> JAWS but there are quite a few other commercial and open-source screen
>>> readers available. I believe the term "accessibility" is most
>>> appropriate in this matter.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Mark Schonewille
>>>
>>
>> Richmond.
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