Re: Golden Cursor question

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In a way this feeds into the discussion about the writing of manuals and explaining concepts to the average user. Its no good having a feature if you cannot make it understandable.
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From: "David Moore" <>
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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Golden Cursor question

You sure cannot do that much with the mouse with JAWS.
I said that by the way about the Golden Cursor doing much more than the mouse feature in JAWS, and it is just a fact if one would read the documentation for Golden Cursor!
David Moore

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From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Golden Cursor question

On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 02:58 PM, Steve Nutt wrote:
Someone suggested that GC does more than the JAWS cursor, but I don’t really see that.
Well, it can come in really, really handy for being able to activate unlabeled controls, repeatedly, in programs one might not otherwise be able to access.

I've helped someone who really needed to be able to use a program that was, for all intents and purpose, completely inaccessible get through it for their intended purposes just because they could do the equivalent of "point and click" on the controls once we'd worked together to locate them on a fully maximized window for that program. Admittedly, my sight was necessary for the setup phase, but it made it possible to use this antique thing they had to be able to use as they only needed to be able to activate two controls (and I don't recall the details at this point).

There are different kinds of accessibility, and while this certainly isn't complete in any meaningful sense it certainly is functional within the context. I've recommended programs that are not 100% accessible but where the function of focus is because it's only that function I intend the client to use it for, and the program is particularly good at it.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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