When Occasionally Visiting a Mac

David Poehlman david.poehlman at handsontechnologeyes.com
Tue May 22 17:06:24 UTC 2007

There is a comand called say which you can pip through and it will 
immediately echo waht comes to the screen but further than that, we'll have 
to wait and see what happens with lepard.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin McCormick" <martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:49 AM
Subject: When Occasionally Visiting a Mac

When I access Linux, I have been using an old P.C. with
DOS, a screen reader and kermit which even today works nicely
and gets me on to Debian as well as any other form of unix
including Sunos and FreeBSD.

On rare occasions, I need to visit Mac's and use the
Voiceover system.  It seems to do well enough at reading a
screen and speaking links, for instance, but if I telnet or ssh
in to a unix system, I appear to have to manually review the
screen to hear prompts or messages that pop up.

Since I don't own a Mac or use one on a daily basis,
this may be a dumb question, but is there a setting in Voiceover
that will echo new data as they come in?  That was the thing I
immediately missed the first time I tried a Macintosh with

Many thanks.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group

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