Discovering and Exploring the Mac/Topic for Next Phone Meeting/Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

I’m certain that all blind people would love to be able to own a computer where the screen reader is as much a part of the operating system as the ability to manage files and folders. It would be wonderful if we could just walk up to any computer, press a hotkey and instantly have speech enabled. No need for ordering separate screen readers. No need to install and/or activate them. No worries about expensive software maintenance agreements. This concept has been a reality for years if you’re a user of Apple’s Macintosh computers. While I freely admit I initially resisted the Mac kicking and screaming, I’ve recently become totally sold. Many Windows users, while they may not be ready to ditch their copies of Windows 7 along with their favorite screen reader, have heard about the world of Apple and are curious about what it’s like to use a Mac. This is the topic we’ll be exploring this coming Friday, May 30 at 8:00 PM. I’ll have Hope Paulos and possibly a second Mac user to discuss their experiences using the Mac as well as being willing to answer your questions about the pros and cons of using a Mac and how it compares to Windows.
The first hour of the meeting will be devoted to this topic. We’ll have an open discussion during the second hour unless discussion of the Mac generates enough interest that people will want to keep asking questions and sharing views.
The meeting will take place on Friday, May 30 at 8:00 PM Eastern time.
To participate, the number to call is
(712) 432-3900
When prompted to enter your access code, enter
391 477
followed by the pound key.
I look forward to your presence and your participation.

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