Accessing Mac OS X Tiger: Apple and Third Party SolutionsBy Niemeijer, David; Closing the Gap, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 23-24, 29
Publication Date: October/November 2005
Article provides an in-depth discussion of the Apple and third-party accessibility solutions in the Mac OS X Tiger operating system. When the first version of Mac OS X was released, there was a great deal of disappointment in the assistive technology community because the operating system had very little to offer in terms of accessibility for people with disabilities. The subsequent release of Mac OS X 10.1 did not show much of an improvement, though Mac OS X Tiger has proven to be a great addition, as it has more universal access features. For example, a user can purchase a whole new Mac and use the powerful VoiceOver screen reader for the price of a typical Windows screen reader, as VoiceOver is automatically built into the operating system. Also, Mac OS X does not crash, or suffer from virus invasions, which is a very important feature if the user relies on the computer for communication or environmental control.
Assistive Products Discussed: MAC OS X VERSION 10.2 JAGUAR
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)