screen readers

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:22:21 CEST 2015


On 08/27/2015 01:09 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> I thought it was the other way around: visually challenged for partially sighted and visually impaired for blind. As a non-native speaker of English, it doesn't mattering to me. I just copy what I read or hear without any emotions attached to the words themselves.

Ik ben niet emotioneel betrokken bij het Engels.

Ah willnae fash mysel anent vocable intil Sudron, but it maks me fair 
forfechit quhan fowk spak wi sic unco glaikit vocables that
one cannae tak tent at quhat they are speiran eftir.

An Ah weel ken quhat a blinn mon is, an Ah weel ken quhat a poncy 
professur mun be, forbye.

Yours aye,

Richmond.

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> Op 27 aug. 2015 om 11:26 heeft Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
>
>> 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.
>>>>>
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>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Mark Schonewille
>>>> Richmond.
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