Re: Keeping Up With Technology

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>

My husband had a career in graphic arts, and he says that everything is ridiculously graphic these days - more and more. It would seem to me, that unless the screen maker manufacturers were given the schematics from the point of design of these programs and changes, they are really having to struggle to cope with the real world that we are facing from day to day.

I, for one, wish that a computer user could have the option to get into a program with a graphic waver. Then it would be an easy road for JAWS and other screen readers. It does look like to me, that there could be some kind of graphic filter, but I was just a secretary and medical transcriptionist with imagination, guess I'd have to ask my husband and some other smart guys like some of yall if anything like that could even be possible. I can see that for maybe 99 percent of the market that idea would have no appeal at all, so it would be a problem to market such a filtering system. These programs are designed by men, so can be modified, altered, rebuilt, so it does seem that screen readers could operate a lot smoother if there could be graphic filters of some sort.

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're probably right." Henry Ford.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Wollenweber via Jfw" <jfw@...>
To: <jfw@...>
Cc: "Kevin Wollenweber" <dancingweed@...>
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 7:25 PM
Subject: Keeping Up With Technology

You know, with all the hardships that I read within this EList, especially
regarding Netflix and other such sites-I know I'm having my share of woes
regarding these-I think the fault lay not only with sites like Netflix that
change configurations as often as they change their underwear, but also with
Freedom Scientific for not keeping the programs compatible and current with
a lot of new programs and changing graphics. If screenreaders were able to
recognize changing graphics, I think things would be a lot more accessible.
No one saw this Netflix change coming; I mean, the site is definitely
changed completely to the point where I cannot find my DVD queue; if they
were phasing out the DVD queue, news of this should have been announced to
subscribers long ago, but if this is merely a configuration issue where more
is made of graphics, well, then I guess that, right now, they'll lose a lot
of subscribers who can't figure out the situation, but my hope is that
screenreading software is keeping up with the times, because they're
certainly *NOT* slowing down for us.


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