[Athen] New VoiceOver 3.0 in Mac OS 10.6

John Gardner john.gardner at orst.edu
Wed Aug 12 08:59:47 PDT 2009

Hi, it is very interesting that Mac will support gesture access. I
bought an iPhone and was extremely impressed by the potential of using
gestures, presumably similar to those on the Mac. There's a learning
curve of course, but gestures could really improve the usability of
computers as the technology matures. We should definitely encourage Apple.

FYI I no longer have that iPhone. I could do just about everything
after a learning period of a few hours but reluctantly decided that
typing was just too clumsy for any real use. If Apple or some other
vendor ever comes out with an external keyboard, I may buy one again.


On 8/11/2009 11:40 PM, Shelley Haven wrote:

> I just noticed that Apple will have a new version of VoiceOver on their

> upcoming release of Mac OS 10.6 (a.k.a. Snow Leopard) slated for

> September. Of particular note, Voiceover 3.0 supports multiple Braille

> displays connected to a single computer (Braille mirroring), which ought

> to be great for labs and classrooms; and allows screen navigation via

> gestures and touches on the Multi-Touch trackpad, thus reducing the need

> for some keystroke commands.


> Thought some of you might be interested -- here's the link:

> http://www.apple.com/macosx/accessibility/


> - Shelley


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