[Mm-friends] Windows 8 narrator and braille displays?RE: old mainmenu shows

David Tanner david.tanner100 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 05:54:47 GMT 2012

Once Windows 8 starts installing when the DVD stops  and the first reboot 
takes place you should be able to hold down the Windows key and press enter 
and load Narrator or you can also do Windows key and U plus then press N for 

It still isn't as good as VoiceOver, but it is doable.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sabahattin Gucukoglu" <listsebby at me.com>
To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] Windows 8 narrator and braille displays?RE: old 
mainmenu shows

> On 11 Dec 2012, at 14:56, Paul Hunt <prhunt1 at att.net> wrote:
>> Hello everyone. I would like a straight answer on this question if one
>> exists. Can I install Windows 8 with narrator without sighted assistance?
>> How about Windows 7? I get the impression that If I have a USB headset I
>> should be able to install Windows 7 with narrator as well? This has 
>> always
>> been my major complaint  with Windows and the reason I bought a Mac. If 
>> we
>> can't install or maintain our own computers then the OS cannot be 
>> considered
>> accessible in my opinion.
> Short answer: no, you cannot install Windows without sighted assistance.
> Long answer: you cannot install without sighted assistance if no existing 
> Windows environment is present on the machine.  If it is, then you may be 
> able to, depending on Windows' support for your sound hardware and the 
> availability of online drivers from Microsoft.
> Apple's accessibility strategy is great, but it isn't perfect.  I say this 
> as a long-time Apple switcher (since Leopard) and I regard the capability 
> to install the OS as a highlight, one of many which I consider the 
> platform to offer over Windows.  However, Windows can be installed in an 
> unattended fashion without sighted assistance also, so although I disagree 
> that this makes Windows accessible, it is at least an option.  You will, 
> however, need an existing installation of Windows installed in order to 
> build the answer file, which sort of defeats the whole purpose.  But it's 
> possible.
> Cheers,
> Sabahattin
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