[Accessibleweb] Screen reader for OS X

Terry Thompson tft at u.washington.edu
Thu May 31 17:22:55 PDT 2007


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Terry

Terry Thompson
Technology Specialist, DO-IT
University of Washington
tft at u.washington.edu
206/221-4168


> -----Original Message-----

> From: accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:accessibleweb-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On

> Behalf Of Rick Ells

> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:25 PM

> To: Marcus Duke

> Cc: UW Web Accessibility Group

> Subject: Re: [Accessibleweb] Screen reader for OS X

>

>

> Marcus:

>

> The GNU MAC OSX Public Archive offers a build of Lynx that

> should work fine on your OSX Mac. See...

>

> http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_open_source/lynxtex

> twebbrowser.html

>

> You can also get an idea of how a page will linearize by

> using the FireFox Web Developer toolbar. Go to the

> Miscellaneous menu and pull down to "Linearize". The toolbar is at...

>

> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60

>

>

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>

> On Thu, 31 May 2007, Marcus Duke wrote:

>

> > I need to find an OS X-compatible text-only browser to replace my

> > moribund OS

> > 9 Lynx program for accessibility testing. Can you recommend

> anything?

> >

> > The alternative will be to install Parallels and Win XP on

> my Mac, but

> > first I'd like to know if there's a good OS X screen

> reader. If I do

> > go the XP route, what might you recommend for the Win

> platform? I take

> > it there are more options available for Win.

> >

> > I should also ask whether there is a difference between

> what Lynx is

> > and what people mean on this list when they say "screen reader." I

> > infer they are the same, but...?

> >

> > Marcus Duke

> > Web Editor

> > Washington Sea Grant

> > mduke at u.washington.edu

> > 206-685-0171

> >

> >

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