FW: [b-hebrew] Bible software for the blind?

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed May 11 08:25:11 EDT 2005


I received the following note from Bible-Works.
It's one to two years off.
I wonder what they have in Israel.
Liz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: BibleWorks Ideas
> [mailto:ideas at bibleworks.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:16 AM
> To: Lisbeth S. Fried
> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Bible software for the
blind?
> 
> Dear Liz,
> 
> Based on the reports sent us by a similarly
challenged
> student recently,
> apparently we cannot.  The BibleWorks program as
> currently implemented
> confuses standard readers and does not contain
> adequate transliteration
> capability for such an interface.  The latter
awaits our
> implementing
> Unicode throughout, which is probably one to two
> years off.
> 
> We would certainly like to help, and we
appreciate
> your forwarding this
> note.  Unhappily, though, we are too small (only
eight
> employees) to address
> any but our mainstream projects, and even with
those
> we're stretched to the
> limit.  Because a satisfactory reader interface
will
> probably be a
> by-product of the already-scheduled Unicode
> implementation, we'll have to
> defer offering such an interface until then.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Rick Gross
> General Manager
> BibleWorks, LLC
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisbeth S. Fried
[mailto:lizfried at umich.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:02 AM
> To: 'BibleWorks Ideas'
> Subject: FW: [b-hebrew] Bible software for the
blind?
> 
> Can you help this person?
> Liz
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]
> On Behalf Of Søren Holst
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:55 AM
> > To: b-hebrew; Accordance Users Forum
> > Subject: [b-hebrew] Bible software for the
blind?
> >
> > 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
> >
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