moderated Re: The purpose of screen reader instruction:


Gene Warner
 

The easiest way I've found to shutdown Windows is to just do an Alt+F4 from the desktop. You get a dialog that asks what you want Windows to do and the default is to shut down so just hit Enter.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 5:45 AM, Angel wrote:
I apologize for sending that last message without a subject.  It shan’t happen again.  Here it is:  In case my last message was ignored, again I apologize for my carelessness.
We forget, computer instructors teaching the blind are mainly working, not on the behalf of the student; as the blind student is not the one who pays his salary.  Rather, he works for an agency. Which is employed by either personal employers or federal or state government agencies. So, instructors are obliged to teach whatever it is those agencies require.  When I received my first computer in 98, I was taught only that which pertained to the job for which my computer and adaptive software was purchased; which had nothing at all to do with the internet, for example.  So, I wasn’t taught to use the primitive internet extant.  Individual needs and preferences change and grow over time; along with individual  computer requirements.  Which is why, I agree with mister  Warner.  Given the limited time allotted for training it would be difficult to teach, both, what employment requires and what recreational things the student would like to learn.  This is why many of us teach ourselves much of what it is we prefer in a recreational sense.    I have a dual challenge.  One of which limits the use of one of my hands.  Two screen readers were taught by my local agency for the blind, Window-eyes and Jaws.  I had no idea concerning the use of either screen reader.  It was left to the expertise of my instructor to decide for me the screen reader which would serve my particular needs, and which would best accommodate my secondary challenge.  Because, I was ignorant.  I, however, was given a choice whether or not to have, installed on my computer, Jaws for dos.  I chose not to have that screen reader installed.  I later regretted that decision.  I wish it had been made for me, and I had learned to use that screen reader.  I would have been much wiser, today about the use of command prompts.  By the way: How does one put on the desktop a shortcut for restarting the computer? Knowing more about command prompts would allow me to understand how this might be accomplished; without having to ask you fine people such a question.  But, using such a desktop shortcut might come in handy on occasion.  There is always time for us to learn what it is we prefer on our own.
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