Accessible Productivity And Spell Check On The Mac

Operating With A PC Moving to the Mac with VoiceOver from Microsoft WIndows and JAWS was a great organizing exercise for me. I took a look at my daily tasks and realized that I spent the majority of my computer time in the following programs: • Microsoft Outlook 2003 • AOL, Yahoo, and MSN Instant Messaging • Firefox • Adobe Reader • Microsoft Office Email was handled by Microsoft Outlook 2003. Contact management, calendar maintenance task management, and note taking was also handled by Outlook 2003 I used the Miranda instant messaging client for AOL, Yahoo, and MSN messaging. Although …

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Using Vienna As An Accessible Twitter Client

In my quest to move all my activities to the Mac one of the first items that needed to be handled was an accessible Twitter client. Although I am not a power user, the number of people that I follow on Twitter has crossed the three thousand mark. This means that there is a need for a precise filtering mechanism that permits one to take a Twitter stream of over Twenty Thousand tweets a day and quickly glean the high priority Tweets. I chose Vienna version 2.3.4. This solution is totally accessible with VoiceOver and permits one to specify the …

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Connecting and Organizing

For as long as I can remember I have marveled at the various methods we employ in an effort to stay in touch with our world. I remember the first time I saw a bible. I was amazed at how many pages were in the compact book that I held in my hands as a child. I received my first new testament in the third grade from my grandparents. The new testament in Braille consists of four volumes. Each volume is at least three times thicker and four times longer and wider than that first printed bible I was shown. …

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