[oclug] GUI vs cmdline mail (was Top if my head sugestion for
enhancment to GUI mailclients.)
rod at giffinscientific.com
Sat Jun 28 08:24:36 EDT 2003
On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 23:09, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On 27/06/03 Rod Giffin did speaketh:
> > It's also becomming more and more possible to run into people without a
> > J, K, H and L on their keyboard. Ever seen a Greek keyboard? Russian?
> That's why you permit them to be rebound.
> > The point is, the programmer needs to be aware of, or make allowances
> > for the cultural differences that might exist between himself and his
> > users. A gui interface makes that easier than not having a gui
> > interface.
> I'm sure that very comforting to the blind.
Actually, that's a very intuitive statement I hope wasn't made
sarcastically. The difference between a sighted programmer and a blind
person is as cultural as it is anything else. To date, most of the
solutions has been screen magnification and voice interaction. I'm not
convinced at all this is the whole solution. I'm working part-time with
some blind people right now through an associate, which is going to get
kind of funny at one point, because I'm a little over 1/2 deaf.
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