Re: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

Charles Coe


I use a program called PM Checkbook available from FS which is used to
record and track household expenses. It can be expanded to categorize types
of expenses. It is free and easy to use.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of James Malone
via Jfw
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:15 AM
To: 'Nicole Massey'; 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

Hello Nicole, and all.
Speaking for those who haven't used an accounting software, or is using
accounting software for the first time what program would suggest? I
training many students on Jaws and windoweyes, and most of my clients are
managing their home finances. Some use Excel, however, some just go on line
at their bank.
The question is, knowing client's needs and what they can afford what would
you or anyone suggest on this list that is Affordable and useful to get
your taxes done and if you're running a small business? Are there only two
choices on what software to use?
I made a comment on the prices after going to the web site for quickbooks,
but I wasn't nocking the price. Depending on how much the actual Quickbooks
software cost, then there are the scrips that goes with the software that
Jaws or WindowEyes work with the software. Adaptive software is always going
to be on the high end of the price scale. It has been for years. However,
everyone on this list and others must know their limitations on what they
can afford.
This is just food for thought.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Nicole Massey
via Jfw
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:35 AM
To: 'Aidan'; 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

The two programs are built for different target markets, which is where the
difference comes in.
Quickbooks is targeted for folks that have little actual accounting
training. It's a bookkeeping program. Peachtree is geared more towards folks
with more accounting knowledge, so it does some higher level stuff
accountants use for the more advanced tasks of an accounting job. This is
why CPA's tend to like Peachtree over Quickbooks. But both will get
bookkeeping done in their own individual way, so they're both worth
As blind folks we face an uphill battle with getting accessibility, and the
feeling I see is one of "thank the gods there's an option for us now."
That's not accessibility, it's accommodation, and there's no reason in a
fair world why all blind folks should be forced to use only one product
while the rest of the world can use any one of several. Multiple products
survive because people are different and have different ways of doing things
and different ways of thinking. There is great value in allowing blind folks
to have the same option instead of forcing them into using the same thing.
When we have the same choice that a sighted person has in software products
then we achieve parity with the sighted world and are no longer

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Aidan
via Jfw
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 6:19 AM
To: Dave Farfar Carlson; The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

Yes life is not fair but that shouldn't be used as an excuse for
anything. I don't no much about these kind of software, but if it is
true that pitchtree are more accessible I would just wunder why there
couldn't be made scripts available for that rather, to drop costs for
everyone? Just a thought. But over all, I appreciate the work jhon has
done for blinttunes sound taxy and thunderbird. I love that scripts.

On 07/07/2014, Dave Farfar Carlson via Jfw <>

Actually, you should be telling Intuit this, not Quicken. Quicken
and Quick

Books are developed by Intuit in Mountain View, CA. But I would not

to purchase John's scripts along with Quick Books; Life is not fair
and I just move on.

Dave Carlson
Official Oregonian, Farfar, Pioneer, Landlord, Handyman, Musician,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hebert via Jfw" <>
To: "'John Martyn'" <>; "'The Jaws for
Windows support list.'" <>;
<>; <>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 09:13 AM
Subject: RE: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

If you can develop this level of accessibility, John, -- and it
truly is great what you have done here, then shouldn't Quick Books
be mandated to provide this level of accessibility as part of their
accounting package?
Once again, the blind are left having to pay extra to use a product
that, for a few extra dollars in development cost could have and
indeed, should have been included by the developer. Shame on Quicken.
Here is another task for advocacy groups both in the U. S. and

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of John
Martyn via Jfw
Sent: July-06-14 12:36 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.;;
Subject: quickBooks accessibility has arrived!

*After 3 long years and a dream, the Quest for QuickBooks is over!*

To paraphrase from another historic moment in history, QuickBooks is
QuickBooks is coming! During this week when our nation celebrates
independence, with all the fireworks and fanfare, My Blind Spot is
proud to announce that the accessible version of Intuit's QuickBooks
2014 is available for purchase and download and is just a click away.
(Please note:
Intuit, Inc.'s QuickBooks for Windows includes QuickBooks Pro,
QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.)

For the first time, accountants, bookkeepers, and tax preparers
acquiring blindness, a visual impairment, or a print disability will
have the choice to stay gainfully employed.

For the first time, people of all ages who are blind, visually
impaired, or print disabled will be able to pursue financial
management careers previously closed to them.

For the first time, people who are blind and print disabled will be
able to manage their finances, or the finances of their small
or nonprofit, without depending on assistance from others.

In addition to offering the accessible version of QuickBooks with
screen reader enhancements, My Blind Spot has developed a User's
as well as a broad selection of self-paced virtual lessons that
demonstrate the ease of keyboard navigation for accounting,
bookkeeping and tax preparation.

For the first time, the full power of QuickBooks for Windows will be
available for people of all abilities to independently manage
and small business finances.

To exercise your independence and financial freedom, and for
information regarding pricing, educational materials, and training,

By choosing to purchase your QuickBooks program and our educational
materials through My Blind Spot, you are helping us to continue to
open doors of hope and opportunity. There is much work to be done to
bridge the significant digital divides that continue to exist.

Your feedback about the usability of the program is welcome and can
directed to
The continued belief in the abilities of ALL people is what will
make the difference for independence in our diverse community.

My Blind Spot thanks Intuit and especially Lori Samuels, whose
passionate commitment to this project was crucial.

Inquiries about My Blind Spot and our services can be directed to <>. My Blind Spot is
501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization.

Access to the right tools promotes ability and restores infinite

Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.
Founder and CEO
My Blind Spot, Inc.
90 Broad Street - 18th Fl.
New York, New York 10004 <>

P: 212-363-0330

C: 917-553-0347 <tel:917-553-0347>

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