[Accessibleweb] Screen reader for OS X

Shaun Kane skane at u.washington.edu
Thu May 31 19:56:01 PDT 2007


Note also that OS X (v. 10.4 or later) comes with an integrated,
system-wide screen reader application that can read the contents of
any program:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/voiceover/

On May 31, 2007, at 5:22 PM, Terry Thompson wrote:


> You might also want to check out Fire Vox, a free open source talking

> browser extension for Firefox. It works on Windows, Macintosh, and

> Linux:

> http://firevox.clcworld.net/

>

> 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

>>

>>

>> |- Rick Ells - 543-2875 - rells at cac.washington.edu - Rm

>> 011S MGH Bldg -|

>> |- http://staff.washington.edu/rells/

>> -|

>>

>>

>> 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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