screen readers

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Thu Aug 27 06:09:48 EDT 2015


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.

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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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>> 
>> Mark Schonewille
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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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