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  • bob falvo
    Morning all I received this email from AFB about a free screen reader/magnificaton. have a good one. bob Vision loss shouldn t prevent you from enjoying
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 10, 2008
      Morning all

      I received this email from AFB about a free screen reader/magnificaton.
      have a good one.


      Vision loss shouldn't prevent you from enjoying today's
      technology, like computers and the Internet. The agency of the month,
      45> , shared the following tips to keep you up and running and surfing
      the Web.

      If you have high-speed Internet service and you use a computer with the
      Microsoft Windows operating system, you can access free speech output
      with screen magnification at: www.satogo.com <http://www.satogo.com/> .
      This web site loads a free program that is a screen reader called System
      Access. You also have the option of using basic full-screen
      magnification, as long as you are connected to the Internet.

      If you do not have high-speed Internet service but do have a computer
      running the Windows 2000, XP, or Vista operating system, you can use
      built-in accessibility that includes magnification and a free program
      within Windows called Narrator, which provides speech output. While the
      speech provided is not the best, it can get you started and you can then
      decide if you want to invest in a software program with better speech
      quality or more magnification options.

      You can also download free demonstration copies of many different
      commercial software packages that will provide you with screen
      enlargement or screen reading capability for use on a trial basis. For
      more information about screen magnification and speech options, check
      out the article, Using A Computer
      <http://www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=67&DocumentID=3286> .

      Microsoft Windows offers various accessibility modifications. If you
      find installing these modifications too complex, try recruiting a
      computer-savvy relative, friend, or local professional tech support
      agency to help you. For more information on other aspects of Windows
      accessibility, visit the Microsoft web site
      > .

      Microsoft Windows is not the only operating system that offers
      significant built-in accessibility features. Both LINUX
      <http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Accessibility-HOWTO/introduction.html> and Apple
      <http://www.apple.com/accessibility/> also offer assistive technology
      such as screenreaders, magnifiers, and more.

      For more information, or for tip archives, please visit AFB Senior Site.

      http://www.afb.org/seniorsite <http://www.afb.org/seniorsite>

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