[BCAB] iPad and Internet

Neela neela4 at btinternet.com
Fri Feb 15 09:05:20 GMT 2013


I am getting more used to mine now and I think it is amazing though I am 
still using it only to access information through documents, word and pdf. 
I do not know how to use the internet on it so any tips would be 
appreciated.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris H" <christopherh40 at gmail.com>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] microsoft surface


Agreed I actually think the iPad is top in terms of accessibility at
least for now.


Christopher Hallsworth

On 13/02/2013 12:15, Barry Toner wrote:
> Hi,
>
> NVDA is working with the touch gestures, and it's possible to use the 
> gestures with Narrator.
>
> I wouldn't mind having a play with a  surface, but I'm no way at the stage 
> I'd take a punt on it with my cash.  I've my suspicions access won't be as 
> good when put side-by-side with an iPad.
>
> Barry.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew 
> Hodgson
> Sent: 13 February 2013 12:04
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] microsoft surface
>
> Hi,
>
> I believe the Surface Pro is likely to be more than £600, and I am also 
> not sure whether there will be any specific benefits of us as blind people 
> using a tablet with JFW at the moment, as there will always be a need for 
> an external keyboard, since JFW doesn't use touch gestures like we have 
> with IOS.
>
> Would be happy to be proved wrong of course...
>
> You will also need to use JFW Pro as it will come with Windows 8 Pro, 
> having said this a lot of the new gear is coming with Windows 8 Pro in any 
> case, two laptops I have dealt with at work from different companies both 
> had it installed at factory.
>
> Andrew.
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Bcab [bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Graham Page 
> [gpage at useit.plus.com]
> Sent: 12 February 2013 11:47
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: [BCAB] microsoft surface
>
> Hi all.
>
>
>
> I'm starting to seriously think about a replacement for my NC210 netbook
> which has been generally dragged from pillar to post.  It's actually not a
> bad machine once you take away all the junkware including macafee that 
> comes
> with it.
>
>
>
> I thought about an ultra book but at £600 or so it's more than I want to 
> pay
> plus I have to suffer a bigger screen which I don't use.
>
>
>
> I did hear an interesting Vision Australia article about the Microsoft
> Surface tablet.  Am I correct in thinking there is now a Microsoft Surface
> that includes a full version of windows 8 and if so, could you install 
> JAWS
> on it?
>
>
>
> Any thoughts much appreciated.  Oh and if I can help it no I don't want to
> be forced into paying money for old rope and having to buy JAWS pro!
>
>
>
> Regards
>
>
>
> Graham
>
>
>
> Graham Page
>
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