Re: Visually impaired technical writers

Subject: Re: Visually impaired technical writers
From: Rahel Bailie <rbailie -at- CASTLETON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 11:46:14 -0700

Seems to me that I used to see posts occasionally on this list from
blind writers. If your students want to document software, there are
applications that read out loud the contents on a screen (not just text
in a file, but also menu choices, fields, buttons, etc.).

If I had a dollar for every time an engineer (and don't get me wrong, I
love them all to bits) said to me, "I can't explain it but here, let me
draw it on the white board", I might not be rich but I'd certainly be
able to buy myself a new computer. Having said that, I think the
challenge is for the engineers, as much as the tech writer, to figure
out how to do their share of the communicating.

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Rahel A. Bailie, Senior Technical Writer
Castleton Network Systems Corporation
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Tel 604-293-0039 (5432) / Fax 604-293-0047
http://www.castleton.com




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