Macintosh features for Deaf-Blind and Universal Access

André Thibeault atg at VIDEOTRON.CA
Sat Sep 1 00:56:02 UTC 2012

Hi Val and everyone,

I did follow your instruction below.  It does not work.  If your screen is
white on black, did you follow my instruction?  Here are;
1. sighted dictionary (Quebec SignPuddle)
2. Click on Search by Word button.
3. Type papa.
4. Click on Rewrite Sign button.
5. Do you see any symbols for PAPA ?

1. Sighted dictionnay (Quebec SignPuddle)
2. Click on SignMaker button.
3. Choose handshape 1 (Index)
4. Paste and drop it in the box.
5. Do you see a symbol for Index? (It dispears).
If you follow my instructions above, it works for your Mac computer and I
would like to contact you via Skype.  It will be easy to show my screen what
you see.



De :  Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM>
Répondre à :  "SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages"
Date :  Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:02:44 -0700
Objet :  Re: Macintosh features for Deaf-Blind and Universal Access

SignWriting List
August 31, 2012

Andre -
I just tried it and it worked for me…

I suspect that you need to change your User Interface (UI) from the Blind
User Interface to the French User Interface by clicking on the Change UI
Language button...

Here is how. 

1. Open the Sighted Quebec Dictionary.
2. Scroll down. Look to the left at the bottom of icons. Find the "Change UI

3. Click on "Change UI Language".

4. Click on "French User Interface".

It should work then - When you do this you exit from the Blind User

What we should do is take the Blind User Interface away and then there will
be no problems ;-)

Val ;-)


On Aug 31, 2012, at 4:52 PM, André Thibeault wrote:

> Hi Val, Steve and everyone,
>  It does not work.
>  Steve, do you know ASL?  If yes, I would like to contact you via Skype.
> IF not, I will meet with Val or Adam via Skype.  I will show the screen to
> you, her or him.
>  Regards,
>  André
> Le 12-08-31 12:31, « Valerie Sutton » <signwriting at MAC.COM> a écrit :
>> SignWriting List
>> August 31, 2012
>> Thank you, Steve, for helping us. I figured that was the case. Restart
>> your computer and then do not access the Blind icon, but always stay
>> within the Sighted buttons, so you do not have the screen reversed for
>> Windows. Now that you are on a Macintosh, you do not need special
>> programming to see the symbols because of the Mac feature of auto-reverse
>> of everything on the MacŠ
>> Technically we do not need the Blind buttons any longer, but I could keep
>> them and make it clear that they are only for Windows, not the Mac...
>> Thanks Steve!
>> ------
>> On Aug 31, 2012, at 9:20 AM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
>>> Hi Andre,
>>> Accessing the blind interface sets a value that inverts the symbol
>>> colors.  This value is set as long as the session is active.  It should
>>> be enough to quit the browser and restart.  If that doesn't work, please
>>> reboot the computer.
>>> Regards,
>>> -Steve

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