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LinuxPlanet: Visually Impaired User Weighs In on Assistive Technology Debate

Jan 05, 2006, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A situation has developed that has caught my eye in recent months and has made me realize that I could no longer keep silent concerning several things troubling me. I am visually impaired and a PC user, and I cannot see well enough to work with a PC without using JAWS for Windows and MAGIC for Windows Assistive Technology Software.

"I have read recent articles vilifying Peter Quinn, former CIO of the ITD of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who wishes to make all Commonwealth documents accessible to all. But are those who tout JAWS for Windows to defend the rights of the visually impaired community speaking because they use this system every day for employment, or do they have some other hidden agenda...?"

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