RE: Visually impaired/blind TWs?

Subject: RE: Visually impaired/blind TWs?
From: "Jennifer Freeman" <basilisk -at- acm -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 16:03:06 -0600

An interesting technology I read about recently in PC Magazine
that might help the vision-impaired is a force-feedback mouse.
Apparently, it has a tiny motor inside that can make it "bump"
or give other tactile feedback when the mouse is moved over
window frames, buttons, etc., onscreen. (I believe the
manufacturer was Logitech, but I may be wrong.)

-Jennifer Freeman
basilisk -at- acm -dot- org

> -----Original Message-----
> Due to a whole lotta eye problems (waahh), I've wondered: How do blind
> or visually-impaired tech writers get thru their days? Do they rely on
> text-to-speech conversion? What other technologies do they use? In an
> increasingly GUI-oriented profession, what kinds of measures do
> individual writers and teams resort to to help these writers be
> productive and worth their keep?
> Bill McClain, technical writer


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