Re: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group


Pablo Morales
 

Maria,
You are free to expend your money in what ever you want. But if you have a
free software that is fully accessible. Doesn't make so much sense to
expend money in software that is not accessible. You have choices, and it is
opt to you, take the free choice that is accessible, or pay for something
that is not accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria
Campbell
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group

We should not have only one choice.


lucky1inct@gmail.com
Faithfulness does not begin with large tasks-if it is not present in small
things, it does not exist at all.

On 5/7/2017 5:29 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
I know that, but if I wanted to purchase a product, most, if not all
are not accessible.


lucky1inct@gmail.com
Faithfulness does not begin with large tasks-if it is not present in
small things, it does not exist at all.

On 5/7/2017 5:27 PM, Pablo Morales wrote:
Maria,
Windows defender is fully accessible, and it is free.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Maria Campbell
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group

OK. Whew!


So how about someone make virus protection accessible?


lucky1inct@gmail.com
Faithfulness does not begin with large tasks-if it is not present in
small things, it does not exist at all.

On 5/7/2017 4:04 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
I think VFO as Pablo said has some good leadership and I have a
feeling
they are thinking ahead. It sounds to me like this organisation they
acquired is in the business of trying to promote accessible web
development and I think it is very encouraging for a company like VFO
to jump onto this bandwagon. They know that the more websites are
made accessible by web developers and the more there are standards
being used, the better can they make Jaws to work with said standards
in accessibility.
One example of what is possible is shown by canadian government
websites.
They are committed to be accessible and just about all of them follow
web accessibility standards, have accessibility statements and for
the most part are fully accessible and easy to navigate. This means
that if an organisation, in this case the canadian government, makes
a decision to make their websites accessible it is apparently
possible and can be achieved with consistancy and a high degree of
success.
Apple started the entire out of the box accessibility experience
just 8
years ago and I think some pretty good advancements have been made
simply because pretty much all of the other big players (Amazon,
Facebook, Google and Microsoft) have followed Apple's example and
have started accessibility departments where a team of people
specifically works on the issue. I am not surprised that sometimes
there is a stumble or even a step back since all of these large
organisations consist of many departments, there is often great
rivalry between teams and sometimes outright pissing contests to see
who can push through their agenda and a relatively small team like
accessibility I am sure is still considered relatively unimportant by
other teams. But I believe that now that this door has been opened it
can't be closed any more and in time accessibility will continue to
improve, technology will develop to consider accessibility from the
ground up so that whatever work that is required wil simply be part
of the development. One reason why I am pretty sure this is happening
is the fact that many in leading positions with these companies are
people who themselves may benefit from this accessibility as they get
older, things like visual impairments as the population gets older
and older will be more common and there will simply be a greater need
for accessibility and those who need it will be people who grew up
with technology unlike people like my parents who are now in their
mid 70's and early 80's and who did not have this technology until
they were in their late 50's at best. I taught my Mom how to use a
computer when she was almost
60 and bought her an iPad when she was almost 70, because of this she
had no problem buying and using an iPhone last year. My Dad, however,
is almost 8 years older and he was never interested when my Mom first
got her computer and now at 82 he has no interest and little
understanding and he's barely capable of tapping the large button on
my Mom's iPhone 6S Plus when a phone call comes in.
Now take people like Tim Cook or Zuckerberg, the former is now 56,
Zuckerberg is not even 43, but you can bet that if they ever can't
see well enough any more to use technology when they are 80 will want
to have the accessibility in place to do so. In Cook's case this is
20 years away but of course several of these important people may
also simply be exposed to the issue because family or friends close
to them may have disabilities and I really think that accessibility
at this point is considered to be important by most of them.
Lastly, consider how relatively little advancemens were made in the
20
years between say the late 80's and 2008/2009 and how much of a leap
forward accessibility has taken in the last 7 or 8 years. I guaranty
anybody that in another 10 years when we get close to reaching the
next 20 year mark we all look back and shake our heads. Maybe we
won't quite jump into our own self-driving electric cars in 10 years
to drive to work, but we might be darn close. We have incredibly
powerful processing capabilities, we have huge and inexpensive
storage and we have fast and reliable wireless connections which are
only getting faster. All of this is maturing technology which will
make it possible for accessibility to be more deeply integrated.
Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Tom Behler
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group

Exactly, because I have to say that I'm experiencing more and more
difficulty that appears to be related to Jaws not keeping up with
Office 365, which I currently use.
I'm not saying this to complain; I'm just noting it as an
increasingly-significant reality that we all face.
Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Maria Campbell
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group

Just as two examples, They might be very smart, but what we need is
developers capable of keeping up with, or driving accessibility of
technology, out of the box, preferably.

lucky1inct@gmail.com
Faithfulness does not begin with large tasks-if it is not present in
small
things, it does not exist at all.
On 5/7/2017 1:06 PM, Pablo Morales wrote:
This guys are very smart.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Randy Barnett
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 12:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group

So what do you guys and gals think this means to us?
VFO has acquired the Pacielo Group, the software accessibility firm
providing website and application compliance solutions to
enterprises
throughout the world:
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http://bit.ly/2qtVQ8W




















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