Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Downloading Software Could be a Problem

For me, downloading software is a mixed bag.  I need to be on the alert when downloading software but this should not be just for me alone.  My challenge is as follows:  If my screen reading software does not speak what is happening on the screen as the software is being downloaded, then I am not going to be comfortable and if it requires me to click on an image or icon in order to download, then this too is a challenge. 


I will say that things have improved when it comes to being able to download software but every now and then I run into problems when I need to download something and then the screen freezes and I am totally unaware of it until I realize that too much time has gone by without my screen reading software informing me of what is going on. 


The ideal situation for me is to be able to hear what is going on as software is being downloaded and what is happening when software is being installed.  Hopefully with time, this is going to get better for those of us who are unable to see the screen and have to depend on our screen reading software to tell us what is going on.


If you would like to learn more about different types of screen reading software, then you may want to visit www.flying-blind.com and subscribe to their newsletters.


I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and explain to others about some of the challenges that blind persons face when downloading software.


  1. Honestly, what on God's green earth are you talking about? Examples please? I download software all the time, and the only problem I've run into is with Adobe's Flash player. The buttons are labeled i button and q button and don't do what you would expect. If you're not hearing progress, use your screenreader of choice's mouse cursor, be it JAWS or window eyes, to check on the progress of the program.

    I'm sorry, but you need to talk in less vague terms. If your fellow blind people don't even understand what you're driving at, no one else will.


  2. يسمح لنا في شركة ركن البيت القيام بجميع الخدمات المنزلية التي تجعلنا متفوقين علي غيرنا في لنظافة العامة بواسطة اساليب متميزة فلدينا خدمات شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض التي نعمل فيها علي نظافة المسابح وقتل البكتريا التي توجد بها بواسطة الاليات التي يستخدمها عمالنا ولدينا قسم شركة تنظيف خزانات بالرياض للقيام بجميع اعمال النظافة السليمة للخزانات العلوية والارضية وقتل جميع البكتريا التي توجد بها