[b-hebrew] Bible software for the blind?

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed May 11 03:51:29 EDT 2005


On Wed, 11 May 2005 08:54:52 +0200 =?iso-8859-1?Q?S=F8ren_Holst?=
<sh at teol.ku.dk> writes:
> Dear friends
> 
> Apologies if somewhat off-topic. I desperately need the advice of 
> those in the know.
> 
> A blind student is planning to begin study in our theology 
> department, i.e. she will be starting Classical Greek and Biblical 
> Hebrew. I've just been informed that somebody will show up and ask 
> my advice about Bible software in regard to this. 
> 
> We have GramCord (and Bible Windows) on all student computers (the 
> department is PC, and stubbornly so), and the powers that be have 
> informed me that this is not likely to change in the foreseeable 
> future. But I guess that if a few hundred dollars worth of single 
> user license software of some other brand is gonna save this 
> student's education, then that money can be found somewhere.
> 
> So my questions are:
> a) Can a blind student use GramCord (or Bible Windows) with any 
> benefit?
> b) Will some other type of software meet the needs better?
> 
> We're NOT talking sophisticated research features here, it's a 
> matter of paving the student's way through undergrad NT and HB 
> courses, and then we'll see what happens next.
> 
> any help gratefully appreciated
> Søren Holst, Univ. of Copenhagen
> _______________________________________________

You might submit your question to biblesoftware at yahoogroups.com.  I
believe one of the members as severe vision impairment (though he is not
totally blind) and has a method of using Logos with some kind of reader. 
Since the reader is a separate program, I would assume it might also work
with other programs.  Perhaps he could be of some help.

You will probably need to go to www.groups.yahoo.com and subscribe to the
group.

george
gfsomsel
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