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(Stabley Times)   The biggest losers in the Apple-Samsung patent wars? Blind people   (stableytimes.com) divider line 9
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2013-02-26 09:25:28 PM
Not just a dupe from last week, but untrue, Subs. From your article:  But, at the risk of burying the lead, a German court reviewing the case has granted Apple a stay, preventing the VoiceOver suit from proceeding in the Mannheim Regional Court.
 
2013-02-26 09:47:55 PM
BET THEY DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING
 
2013-02-26 09:52:26 PM
Wow. That was a lot of crap.
 
2013-02-26 10:35:26 PM
...the feature that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads the most accessible mobile devices available to blind and visually impaired folks.

I can't believe anyone can say that with a straight face.  These people replaced the telephone keypad with a flat farking sheet of glass.

Phones were, for decades, the one technology that was truly accessible to the blind, with a simple and universal interface operable by anyone without the need for eyesight.  A blind person could pick up pretty much any phone in the country and use it without help or explanation.

But then the tech sector started innovating, and now every model of phone is a little different to operate, and most of them require some visual feedback to use.  Then they started replacing the keypad with a picture of a keypad, which is just short of outright taunting of the blind.  If these people started building wheelchairs, they'd probably make them pedal-powered.
 
2013-02-27 12:04:04 AM
The loser is anyone who clicked on that sloppy pile.
 
2013-02-27 12:07:31 AM
Yeah, I'm betting Kurzweil owns the relevant patents for blind people using computers to read.
 
2013-02-27 12:10:35 AM

Xcott: ...the feature that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads the most accessible mobile devices available to blind and visually impaired folks.

I can't believe anyone can say that with a straight face.  These people replaced the telephone keypad with a flat farking sheet of glass.

Phones were, for decades, the one technology that was truly accessible to the blind, with a simple and universal interface operable by anyone without the need for eyesight.  A blind person could pick up pretty much any phone in the country and use it without help or explanation.

But then the tech sector started innovating, and now every model of phone is a little different to operate, and most of them require some visual feedback to use.  Then they started replacing the keypad with a picture of a keypad, which is just short of outright taunting of the blind.  If these people started building wheelchairs, they'd probably make them pedal-powered.


Same process seems to be occurring with ATMs.

Touch screens are the work of the debbil for blind people.
 
2013-02-27 12:11:00 AM
If Anne Frank were alive she'd be pissed.
 
2013-02-27 12:11:37 AM

wildcardjack: Yeah, I'm betting Kurzweil owns the relevant patents for blind people using computers to read.


Actually, I think he sold those a long time ago

/I used to work in that business back in the 90s
//JAWS was taking off then and capturing more of the market
///he was already headed off into new places
 
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