[Athen] Assistive/adaptive software & hardware & iMac... oh my

normajean.brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Thu Sep 20 18:00:43 PDT 2007

Fellow ATHENians,
Is anyone on the list using assistive/adaptive software (ZoomText, JAWS,
Kurzweil, WYNN, etc.) installed on an iMac? And, if so, how

The Academic IT Support team, where I am employed, is considering
pulling all PCs from the classrooms and labs and installing iMacs, with
Windows OS running in the background or foreground depending on the boot
sequence. I have used Macs off and on since 1984 and they have some very
good qualities about them, however I am concerned that ZoomText and
other assistive software and possibly hardware will not run effectively,
or at all, on the iMac environment. Not to mention segregating and
calling attention to those users who may need the PC environment to
access learning materials with assistive/adaptive software and hardware,
I have major concerns regarding this plan of action.

Any thoughts? Constructive suggestions/criticisms welcome. Dodging
bullets here as they try to shoot the messenger...

Thank you for sharing...


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