Re: the new nod32 9.0?

Kevin Huber

Hi Gene:

I totally agree with you.
Kevin Huber

On 7/20/16, Gene <> wrote:
it takes a lot of continued work and resources to create such a program and
have it be properly effective. Why should blind programmers recreate the
wheel. Many programs, while they may not be fully accessible, are useable.
it's unfortunate that as programs come out with new versions, those that are
accessible often become less or inaccessible but while that is occurring,
some are becoming more accessible, at times because the developers are
working on accessibility for the program. I would much much rather have a
commercial program that I can see reviewed, which is made by a corporation
who does it for their business, then have some amateur programmers make
their own program.

And to add weight to my argument, one such program, I believe its open
source, is clam. It is poorly reviewed and I wouldn't use it.

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

From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new nod32 9.0?

I guess I know the answer to my question. But! I will ask it anyway.
There are a number of blind programmers/developers out and about. Why
have they not been able to create a blind friendly anti-virus program? If
it is a money issue? Why not seek funds from groups who will donate to
worthy projects? Why don't blind developer/programmers offer their
expertise and knowledge to the anti-virus developers?
I know that they are not good. But, I've seen some open source
anti-virus projects. So, it is possible to try and work on an anti-virus
project without requiring too much funding!
I do hope that at some point these issues will be dealt with so that
this topic would not come up so often on this list!

On 7/20/2016 12:38 AM, Supanut Leepaisomboon wrote:

Exactly. These manufacturers may have accessibility in mind, but they
never make it a priority due to the small number of customers that are
visually impaired. In my view, no matter how small the number of visually
impaired users are, their right to use the software cannot be ignored.

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. -

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