Re: Golden Cursor question

Steve Nutt

Hi Brian,

Not really, my questions were genuine. I understand how NVDA works, but I don't think Golden Cursor is as good as using the JAWS cursor, especially if you add on Hotspot Clicker.

All the best


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Subject: Re: [nvda] Golden Cursor question

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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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
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for
illusion is deep.
~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

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