Re: Caption location


Chuckling to myself—I have a mac at home.


Honestly though, I have an autistic son who turns 18 next month and a daughter who turns 16 a month later. I’m lucky if I get time to relax. My house doesn’t warrant a visit from the health department, but I can’t say it is clean either. Try to get a load of dishes or laundry done. Try to make sure everyone has dinner. Try to get two teens to do something resembling helping with the house. Try to listen to their stories about their day. Listen to the umpteenth complaint about how I don’t understand. I’m not being sarcastic when I say that I love my life. I’m needed to the point that I’m important to them, even if they don’t like it. I will miss them in a few years, so I’m enjoying what time I have.


Regarding the compliment, I say “Thank You.”




-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Giles Turnbull
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Caption location


Hello tonea,

I understand that you're not allowed to install NVDA or JAWS on your work computer without approval from the IT department but, assuming you have your own personal computer at home, have you not thought of installing NVDA on it, just to get a feel for how screen reading software works? Alternatively, could you not arrange a half day visit to a vision rehab training center and ask them to show you JAWS or NVDA in use, and demonstrate how a user can switch the verbocity of punctuation symbols and what effect that has? On your home computer you could try creating a dummy document with parentheses, for example, to see how NVDA reads them, and you would find many people on this list only too happy to tell you where to find the setting to switch symbol level from all to most to some and then to none.

Why not install NVDA at home and then look at your department's public website and read the webpages and PDF file downloads and find out how a visually impaired person using NVDA would experience them? I've worked as a sighted Civil Servant for the Department of Transport in London, and as a blind person on a contract for the Environmental Protection Agency in the US, and I must say it's heartwarming to see somebody so keen to understand how blind and visually impaired people experience the world in which you work :)



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