I echo Steve Jacobson's comments: I get a real kick out of
actually putting a voice/presence to someone with whom I've
electronically corresponded. Your warmth, zest and vivacious
personality just doesn't make it over the Internet quite like it
does in person <grin>. Although I have no firsthand knowledge, I
suspect I could give Steve a run for his money in any baldness
contest! I am the NFB fellow with the low voice who sat by you
the first day of the Summit.
As yet, there is no screen-reading program which works on a UNIX
system directly. Several persons are purportedly working on
device drivers for such systems and one gentlemen has made EMACS
talk; however, nothing has come to fruition on the UNIX direct-
access front to date. In any event, as Steve as said, many, if
not most, blind persons access the Internet thru dial-up shell
accounts and use UNIX lynx either with or without the
"show_cursor" flag, depending upon how well their screen-reader
handles lightbars. The upshot of all this is that I agree with
Steve that a UNIX port of your modified lynx might very well
prove useful, especially if, as he postulates, one might wish to
step thru links to PDF-formatted documents on different hosts.
I believe I saw some correspondence on the WACWIMTBB-L mailing
list a couple of months back regarding the drawbacks of DOS lynx.
I think I still have an archive of that list; I shall peruse it
and see if I can dig out the relevant messages and forward them
Again, I really appreciate the fact that you and Adobe have taken
time to gain such a thorough knowledge of the subject of
alternative screen-access as you evince; I found it most
refreshing and opine that it is still all-too-rare.
-- Mike Freeman | Internet: email@example.com GEnie: M.FREEMAN11 | Amateur Radio Callsign: K7UIJ /* PGP2.6.2 PUBLIC KEY available via finger or PGP key server */ ... Bureaucrats cut red tape -- lengthwise.
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