Re: No Second Life For Visually Impaired
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Verhoeven <pverhoe@...> wrote:
>the virual world called Second Life.
> A growing number of companies, artists and geverments are present in
> If often the real first world hard to access for visually impaired.Second Life is completely inaccessible for users of screen magnifiers
>Hello, I've just found your wonderful site and forum and I hope to
> Click below for the full story!
learn and share things with you all. This story caught my attention
because I've been looking for screen magnification that works with 3D
apps and can't find any that work, just like the problem that Dolphin
pointed out in that article.
If you are not aware, the best solution I've found and used for many
years is using a Matrox video card. The reason Matrox cards are
special is that their full-screen zooming function is at the driver
level, and because of that they handle 3D programs and things like
Second Life without any real problems. Their zooming is called
PixelTouch which is limited to 2x and 4x, but works on their cheapest
cards like the G450, and on up to their higher end cards like the
Parhelias. I've depended on these cards for a decade because I can
only really work with at least the 2x zoom, and it works great for me.
My problem now is that I'm trying to do 3D modeling and the Matrox
cards just don't have the rendering horsepower for high-end work. I'm
trying to request ATI to implement the same zoom function in their
cards, but to no avail yet. I'm also looking for a smart programmer to
write this functionality directly into ATI's drivers, so if anyone
knows someone who has that talent please let me know. I'm willing to
pay for their service.