[AI] AccessIndia Digest, Vol 26, Issue 81

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Sat Jun 21 21:11:04 EDT 2008


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>    1. Re: Database (Kalpana Kharade)
>    2. Re: Database (vamshi . G)
>    3. Re: Database (balaram)
>    4. Help needed regarding the technical writingand other
>       accessible careers for VIs. (govind reddy)
>    5. Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal (Vikas Kapoor)
>    6. Behind the scenes of Firefox 3.0 (Vikas Kapoor)
>    7. Google's experimental Gmail toys (Vikas Kapoor)
>    8. Re: Help needed regarding the technical writingand
>       otheraccessible careers for VIs. (Geetha Shamanna)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:07:14 +0530
> From: "Kalpana Kharade" <kkharade at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Database
> To: "pamnani" <pamnani at vsnl.com>,	<accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
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> Kindly tell how and whom to send our informatio.
>         Dr.Kalpana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "pamnani" <pamnani at vsnl.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 10:10 AM
> Subject: [AI] Database
>
>
>> About  a year ago XRCVC had emailed a form on accessindia requesting
>> members to complete the same with their respective information but hardly
>> any one had replied.
>> I have personally taken up this project.
>> For the last 2 months I have been writing to many of you personally
>> requesting you to send your information in but hardly any of you have
>> bothered. I had decided to ask a few members at a time so that I could
>> have personal interaction and as yu do not seem to like to respond to
>> general mails.
>> It is shocking that you have not understood the need for a database .
>>
>> There are many reasons for wanting to have a consolidated online database
>> and I will just explain a few.
>>
>> 1. When job mapping is done at companies the facilitator has an  all India
>>
>> reference and it is easier to convince the companies.
>> 2. When parents of visually challenged  and the newly visually challenged
>> visit Associations for help they are generally scared and disheartened by
>> the disability. These organisations could use the database to increase the
>>
>> confidence levels. Its like when I was going blind I thought for a little
>> while that I would never be able to continue with my career till I saw
>> Deepak Motiwala a blind senior Solicitor doing well in his career. I was
>> lucky that I did not have difficulty finding Deepak's name or address what
>>
>> would have happened had he been from another city and I hadnt been told
>> about him. This database will be online and will be useful to both
>> organisations working for the welfare of the visually challenged and the
>> challenged themselves.
>> 3. About a month ago Amar Jain had asked on accessindia, the names of
>> Visually challenged lawyers. Did any of you notice that there were so many
>>
>> lawyers on and off this list but none of us could give a complete list or
>> a reasonablly  good list. Had this database been available this question
>> would not have arisen and the replies would have been better and Amar's
>> job done faster.
>> 4. There was an email from Prateek agarwal regarding IT sector but he has
>> not specified in what part of IT sector does he want information. The
>> database would have helped him.
>> 5. Last week I was fighting a case against the Maharashtra Public Services
>>
>> Commission for a totally blind candidate. Even though the question was not
>>
>> before the Court but the Court did ask casually that could a totally Blind
>>
>> person do the work of a Naib Tahsildar. Of course I said yes but had I
>> known at that time that our very own Rajesh Assudani had got the
>> appointment letter from the very same Commission for the post of Naib
>> Tahsildar the Court would have passed the order much faster.
>>
>> I hope I have explained my case for the database and all of you will send
>> in your details and especially the 75 people who have got mails on this
>> issue from me. please ask your friends and do definitely make it a point
>> to do it this weekend. I will not stop sending you reminders but you
>> better take responsibility too.
>>
>> Thanks for reading this mail and sorry for being so direct about this
>> issue. I was losing hope about ever finishing this project.
>>
>> A very big thank you to those who have filled up their details and sent
>> the forms.
>> Regards Kanchan
>>
>> To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-request at accessindia.org.in
>> with the subject unsubscribe.
>>
>> To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes,
>> please visit the list home page at
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>>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:59:13 +0530
> From: "vamshi . G" <gvamshiai at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Database
> To: pamnani <pamnani at vsnl.com>, accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Message-ID:
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> Respected madam
>
> I think most of us were unaware of such an issue like me. And before
> everyone in this list repents on this and thereby increases the
> traffic in this thread, I feel someone should come up with the exact
> information about how we should proceed in this regard. Awaiting
> someone's earliest reply.
>
> Regards
> Vamshi. G
> Landline: 0877-2243861
> Mobile: 09949349497
> E-mail ID:
> gvamshiai at gmail.com
>
> Vamshi. G
>
> On 6/21/08, pamnani <pamnani at vsnl.com> wrote:
>> About  a year ago XRCVC had emailed a form on accessindia requesting
>> members
>> to complete the same with their respective information but hardly any one
>> had replied.
>> I have personally taken up this project.
>> For the last 2 months I have been writing to many of you personally
>> requesting you to send your information in but hardly any of you have
>> bothered. I had decided to ask a few members at a time so that I could
>> have
>> personal interaction and as yu do not seem to like to respond to general
>> mails.
>> It is shocking that you have not understood the need for a database .
>>
>> There are many reasons for wanting to have a consolidated online database
>> and I will just explain a few.
>>
>> 1. When job mapping is done at companies the facilitator has an  all India
>> reference and it is easier to convince the companies.
>> 2. When parents of visually challenged  and the newly visually challenged
>> visit Associations for help they are generally scared and disheartened by
>> the disability. These organisations could use the database to increase the
>> confidence levels. Its like when I was going blind I thought for a little
>> while that I would never be able to continue with my career till I saw
>> Deepak Motiwala a blind senior Solicitor doing well in his career. I was
>> lucky that I did not have difficulty finding Deepak's name or address what
>> would have happened had he been from another city and I hadnt been told
>> about him. This database will be online and will be useful to both
>> organisations working for the welfare of the visually challenged and the
>> challenged themselves.
>> 3. About a month ago Amar Jain had asked on accessindia, the names of
>> Visually challenged lawyers. Did any of you notice that there were so many
>> lawyers on and off this list but none of us could give a complete list or
>> a
>> reasonablly  good list. Had this database been available this question
>> would
>> not have arisen and the replies would have been better and Amar's job done
>> faster.
>> 4. There was an email from Prateek agarwal regarding IT sector but he has
>> not specified in what part of IT sector does he want information. The
>> database would have helped him.
>> 5. Last week I was fighting a case against the Maharashtra Public Services
>> Commission for a totally blind candidate. Even though the question was not
>> before the Court but the Court did ask casually that could a totally Blind
>> person do the work of a Naib Tahsildar. Of course I said yes but had I
>> known
>> at that time that our very own Rajesh Assudani had got the appointment
>> letter from the very same Commission for the post of Naib Tahsildar the
>> Court would have passed the order much faster.
>>
>> I hope I have explained my case for the database and all of you will send
>> in
>> your details and especially the 75 people who have got mails on this issue
>> from me. please ask your friends and do definitely make it a point to do
>> it
>> this weekend. I will not stop sending you reminders but you better take
>> responsibility too.
>>
>> Thanks for reading this mail and sorry for being so direct about this
>> issue.
>> I was losing hope about ever finishing this project.
>>
>> A very big thank you to those who have filled up their details and sent
>> the
>> forms.
>> Regards Kanchan
>>
>> To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-request at accessindia.org.in
>> with
>> the subject unsubscribe.
>>
>> To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes,
>> please
>> visit the list home page at
>>
>> http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.in
>>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 16:03:20 +0900
> From: balaram <chess.balaram at asianetindia.com>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Database
> To: pamnani <pamnani at vsnl.com>, accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Message-ID: <1214031800.6290.0.camel at balaram-laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Expecting the form to my personal I.DOn Sat, 2008-06-21 at 10:10 +0530,
> pamnani wrote:
>> About  a year ago XRCVC had emailed a form on accessindia requesting
>> members to complete the same with their respective information but hardly
>> any one had replied.
>> I have personally taken up this project.
>> For the last 2 months I have been writing to many of you personally
>> requesting you to send your information in but hardly any of you have
>> bothered. I had decided to ask a few members at a time so that I could
>> have personal interaction and as yu do not seem to like to respond to
>> general mails.
>> It is shocking that you have not understood the need for a database .
>>
>> There are many reasons for wanting to have a consolidated online database
>> and I will just explain a few.
>>
>> 1. When job mapping is done at companies the facilitator has an  all India
>> reference and it is easier to convince the companies.
>> 2. When parents of visually challenged  and the newly visually challenged
>> visit Associations for help they are generally scared and disheartened by
>> the disability. These organisations could use the database to increase the
>> confidence levels. Its like when I was going blind I thought for a little
>> while that I would never be able to continue with my career till I saw
>> Deepak Motiwala a blind senior Solicitor doing well in his career. I was
>> lucky that I did not have difficulty finding Deepak's name or address what
>> would have happened had he been from another city and I hadnt been told
>> about him. This database will be online and will be useful to both
>> organisations working for the welfare of the visually challenged and the
>> challenged themselves.
>> 3. About a month ago Amar Jain had asked on accessindia, the names of
>> Visually challenged lawyers. Did any of you notice that there were so many
>> lawyers on and off this list but none of us could give a complete list or
>> a reasonablly  good list. Had this database been available this question
>> would not have arisen and the replies would have been better and Amar's
>> job done faster.
>> 4. There was an email from Prateek agarwal regarding IT sector but he has
>> not specified in what part of IT sector does he want information. The
>> database would have helped him.
>> 5. Last week I was fighting a case against the Maharashtra Public Services
>> Commission for a totally blind candidate. Even though the question was not
>> before the Court but the Court did ask casually that could a totally Blind
>> person do the work of a Naib Tahsildar. Of course I said yes but had I
>> known at that time that our very own Rajesh Assudani had got the
>> appointment letter from the very same Commission for the post of Naib
>> Tahsildar the Court would have passed the order much faster.
>>
>> I hope I have explained my case for the database and all of you will send
>> in your details and especially the 75 people who have got mails on this
>> issue from me. please ask your friends and do definitely make it a point
>> to do it this weekend. I will not stop sending you reminders but you
>> better take responsibility too.
>>
>> Thanks for reading this mail and sorry for being so direct about this
>> issue. I was losing hope about ever finishing this project.
>>
>> A very big thank you to those who have filled up their details and sent
>> the forms.
>> Regards Kanchan
>>
>> To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-request at accessindia.org.in
>> with the subject unsubscribe.
>>
>> To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes,
>> please visit the list home page at
>>
>> http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.in
>>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:04:25 +0530
> From: "govind reddy" <sgreddy4 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [AI] Help needed regarding the technical writingand other
> 	accessible careers for VIs.
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Message-ID:
> 	<a8da12d30806210634i3b7eaa78x88833cb8c04eedf5 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> Dear list members,
> Firstly, I'm sorry for the horible mistakes that I've made in my
> previous mail since they were not written with my own hands.
> A week ago I posted my requested about the accessible careers for
> visually impaired, followed by the technical writing, unfortunately
> not many responses.
> Is there any horible mistake with my English?
> for your conveenience I'm posting the request again with necessary
> corrections.
> i am to undergo a training program in technical writing at " Tech-Total " in
> Hyderabad.
> They agree to teach me the seven tools used in technical writing. They are
> one
> ms-word, ms-power point,ms-visio,Adobe Frame maker ,photoshop, snag It of
> Tech smith and robo-help. Could any one please tell me how far these
> tools especially the last five are Accessible with Jaws8 or above .If
> u have any additional information about it please do let me know.
> Members can reply to
> my personal to my personal e-mail at
> sgreddy4 at gmail.com
>  instead of increasing
> the traffic on the list.
>
> Thankyou
> Warm regards
> Govind.
> M: 9959392651
>
> technical writing
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:47:05 +0530
> From: "Vikas Kapoor" <dl.vikas at gmail.com>
> Subject: [AI] Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal
> To: "Access India" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Message-ID: <54E36338DF0F44CCB624BF027F1083F9 at VikasKapoor>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal
>
> Yahoo rejected a $47.5bn offer from Microsoft
> Yahoo has agreed a deal with Google which will see Yahoo use the search
> engine giant's advertising technology.
>
> Under the agreement, Google ads will appear alongside some Yahoo search
> results in the US and Canada.
>
> The announcement came after Yahoo said it had failed to persuade Microsoft
> to renew its bid to buy all of the internet company.
>
> Recent talks concluded after Yahoo rejected a Microsoft proposal to buy just
> its online search business.
>
> Potentially lucrative
>
> Yahoo said the agreement with Google could be worth up to $800m (?410m) in
> additional revenue every year.
>
>   Alarm bells were already ringing on Capitol Hill over Yahoo's 'limited'
> trial in April of Google's technology
>
> Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology Correspondent
>
>
> The Yahoo-Google drama
> BBC dot.life technology blog
>
> "This commercial agreement provides Yahoo with the opportunity to deliver
> more relevant ads to users and provide advertisers and publishers with
> better advertising technology," said Eric Schmidt, Google chairman and chief
> executive.
>
> "We believe that the convergence of search and display is the next major
> development" in online advertising industry, said Yahoo chief executive
> Jerry Yang.
>
> The partnership will initially last for three years, but could last up to 10
> if Yahoo decides to renew.
>
> Google said the deal did not need regulatory approval but that it would
> delay its implementation by up to three and a half months to give the US
> Department of Justice a chance to review it.
>
> However, the deal is likely to attract attention from competition regulators
> in Washington, according to the BBC's technology correspondent Rory
> Cellan-Jones.
>
> "Alarm bells were already ringing on Capitol Hill over Yahoo's 'limited'
> trial in April of Google's technology," he said.
>
> Alternative deal
>
> The markets closed before the Google deal was announced. Shares in Yahoo had
> closed down 10% after it said its attempts to revive Microsoft's $47.5bn
> (?24bn) offer for the whole of Yahoo had been unsuccessful.
>
>
> Cannot play media. You do not have the correct version of the flash player.
> Download the correct version
>
> Yahoo chiefs strike deal
> The shares fell as low as $22.50 earlier in the trading session, their
> lowest level since the software giant first offered $31 a share for Yahoo in
> January.
>
> Yahoo rejected a new proposal from Microsoft to buy just its online search
> operations.
>
> "In the weeks since Microsoft withdrew its offer to acquire Yahoo, the two
> companies have continued to discuss an alternative transaction that
> Microsoft believes would have delivered in excess of $33 per share to the
> Yahoo shareholders," Microsoft said in a statement.
>
> "This partnership would ensure healthy competition in the marketplace,
> providing greater choice and innovation for advertisers, publishers and
> consumers," the company said.
>
> Yahoo, however, did not want to sell off only one part of the business.
>
> It said such a deal "would not be consistent with the company's view of the
> converging search and display marketplaces".
>
> Microsoft sources told the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones that the company was no
> longer interested in a full takeover because Yahoo had been
> "underperforming" and was losing some of its key staff.
>
> Yahoo's shares closed 10% lower at $23.52, while Microsoft finished 4.1%
> higher at $28.24.
>
>
>
>
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7451946.stm
>
> Vikas Kapoor,
> MSN Id:dl_vikas at hotmail.com, Yahoo&Skype Id: dl_vikas,
> Mobile: (+91) 9891098137.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:44:42 +0530
> From: "Vikas Kapoor" <dl.vikas at gmail.com>
> Subject: [AI] Behind the scenes of Firefox 3.0
> To: "Access India" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Message-ID: <516658810C5E4A63BB9F14AA2B1E3ACE at VikasKapoor>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Behind the scenes of Firefox 3.0
>
> By Maggie Shiels
> Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley
>
>
>
> About 15% of net users browse the web with Firefox
> There is a clear sense of anticipation building at the Mozilla Foundation's
> headquarters in Mountain View, California where engineers have been working
> for the past 34-36 months perfecting Firefox 3.0.
>
> "This is the biggest release by far of Firefox," says Mike Schroepfer, vice
> president of engineering at the non-profit that drives the web browser's
> development.
>
> "We couldn't have done it without the two million people around the world
> already running it and the other 20,000 helping give us feedback, working
> out the bugs and constantly refining it," he said.
>
> Version 3.0 of Firefox is set to debut on 17 June and the Mozilla Foundation
> aims to try and set a world record for the most downloads in a day when the
> software is unleashed.
>
> It will have to do well to beat Firefox 2.0 - that version racked up 1.6
> million downloads on the day it was first released in October 2006.
>
> Mr Schroepfer said Firefox 3 promised to be faster, easier to use and more
> secure than rival browsers.
>
> He claims that Firefox 3.0 loads webpages three to four times faster than
> Firefox 2.0 and more than seven times faster than Microsoft's Internet
> Explorer (IE).
>
> However, with all manner of factors beyond Mozilla's control affecting
> browsing speed those claims may prove hard to sustain.
>
> Alongside the speed improvements goes the "Smart Location Bar" - a feature
> known as the "Awesome Bar" internally at Mozilla.
>
>
> Schroepfer: "This is the biggest release by far of Firefox."
> Mr Schroepfer calls this novel feature: "The biggest user experience
> change... since tabbed browsing."
>
> The feature gives the browser's address bar a mechanism for quickly
> returning to web pages without bookmarking them, even if a user doesn't
> remember the address. It can also search "tags" - keywords that users
> associate with a particular page.
>
> "Arms race"
>
> Security was also high on the development team's list of improvements for
> the new version.
>
> Mr Schroepfer told the BBC: "It's an arms race between the good guys and the
> bad guys. This is not scare tactics or boogie man kind of stuff.
>
> "We have seen a huge uptick in malware attacks because they are financially
> motivated," he said.
>
> "This is billions of dollars a year. There are clear incentives for people
> to do this because they make money so you need some good guys on your side
> to block them out."
>
> Included in Firefox 3.0 are malicious software spotters that tell users when
> they are on a website that has been compromised. A red box will pop up in
> the middle of the screen warning users of the danger.
>
>
> Firefox 3.0 warns when users stray on to a booby-trapped page
> Mr Schroepfer said: "This new type of attack where people are hijacking
> legitimate websites and using them as mechanisms to try and install software
> on your machine is truly worrying.
>
> Behind the warning system is a list of infected sites that is updated every
> 30 minutes to keep up with the pace of web attacks.
>
> When Firefox 2.0 was launched, said Mr Schroepfer, its security focus was
> phishing attacks, where fake websites ask for personal details such as bank
> account or social security numbers to aid identity theft and give access to
> a user's financial accounts.
>
> "I think people adapted and thought phishing isn't working and then they
> switched to malware attacks," said Mr Schropefer.
>
> Other features include almost 5000 add-ons to customise a page, making the
> image on the back button bigger than the forward button because that is the
> one used more often, and extending how long history stores page information
> to three months.
>
> Since Firefox launched in 2004 it has gained a steadily increasing share of
> the web browsing market. Now, on average, about 15% of web users browse the
> web with Firefox.
>
> "Our goal because we are non profit isn't world domination," said Mr
> Schroepfer. "It's just to make sure the internet is open, collaborative,
> competitive and innovative."
>
>
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7456151.stm
>
> Vikas Kapoor,
> MSN Id:dl_vikas at hotmail.com, Yahoo&Skype Id: dl_vikas,
> Mobile: (+91) 9891098137.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:52:23 +0530
> From: "Vikas Kapoor" <dl.vikas at gmail.com>
> Subject: [AI] Google's experimental Gmail toys
> To: "Access India" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Message-ID: <13EA2BA94AE146D0966E8D500F9C9983 at VikasKapoor>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Google's experimental Gmail toys
> By Maggie Shiels
> Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley
>
>
> In a first, Google is opening up its testing process by calling on tens of
> millions of Gmail users to put new features of the service through their
> paces.
>
> Gmail Labs has launched 13 settings for users to play around with and tell
> engineers directly what they think of them.
>
>
>
> The most popular features will become part of the Gmail product
> The new developments, which are only available in the UK and the US, show up
> as a red tab at the top of the page.
>
> Gmail product manager Keith Coleman says: "This marks a big change in the
> way the company does product development."
>
> Generally speaking products are tested internally on Google staff for weeks
> if not months and then refined before being released to the public.
>
> Never before has the firm opened up the testing process and brought in
> outsiders on such a large scale. Smaller scale usability tests have been
> done with invited visitors.
>
> Mr Coleman says: "We want to take the next step and let Gmail users help us
> do that refinement."
>
> Old Snakey
>
> The new settings include things like Pictures in Chat, which puts portraits
> in chat sessions, and Superstars, which lets you put different icons on
> mail. Old Snakey lets you play the classic game in Gmail and E-mail Addict
> forces you to take a screen break by locking you out of the Gmail for 15
> minutes.
>
>
>
> Keith Coleman: "We are looking for little nuggets of innovation"
> Mr Coleman says the features are "really rough and have gone through no
> filtering in terms of product analysis or design analysis".
>
> "They have just gone through a general code review process to make sure they
> are safe to run.
>
> "They have also gone through less testing than a typical feature would. But
> what this is is a way to take our ideas and get them out to the public."
>
> After testing, users will get the chance to tell the developers directly
> what they think of them. The most popular are likely to become a regular
> part of the Gmail product.
>
> Time for ideas
>
> The service was unveiled to a small group of journalists, including the BBC,
> who had been invited to Building 47 at the Googleplex for a rare view of the
> team at work.
>
>
> Every idea is treated as having value
>
> Normally such spaces are off-limits to people outside the company.
>
> As well as being shown the new service ahead of release, we were also walked
> through the offices where engineers take 20% of their time to come up with
> ideas and work on them. The 20% time is part of Google's core ethos.
>
> "The idea behind Labs is that any engineer can go to lunch, come up with a
> cool idea, code it up, and ship it as a Labs feature to tens of millions of
> users," explains Mr Coleman.
>
> Staff write suggestions on a whiteboard to keep track of everything being
> played around with and who is working on what.
>
> Another display shows how many bugs an upcoming application needs to get
> fixed and which engineer is working on it.
>
> Spam Tsar
>
> The whole workspace is divided into areas covering various aspects of Gmail
> from the calendar to documents and from the reader to spam.
> Brad Taylor, the Spam Tsar who keeps Gmail free from offers you don't want
>
> The guys fighting to keep spam out of the Gmail inbox are tucked away in a
> dark corner of the office. Brad Taylor is known as the Spam Tsar, a title he
> quite enjoys.
>
> He has been working on Gmail since its public launch in 2004 and says he has
> seen a real growth in the amount of unsolicited e-mail flooding into the
> system.
>
> "Originally when we launched 25% of e-mail was spam. We caught a lot of
> that. Over time it's grown and grown and currently around 75% of all e-mail
> is spam and so our job has got a lot harder."
>
> Top secret
>
> In the heart of this open space is the so-called "war room".
>
> Here half a dozen engineers are huddled into a cramped office to work on top
> secret projects. Everyone there was tight-lipped about what the next big
> thing coming out of the room would be but helpfully quipped that it was a
> new colour.
>
>
> Dreaming up the future of Gmail
> Todd Jackson, another Gmail product manager, was more serious when he said
> that the engineers didn't leave until they had either solved a particular
> problem or fully developed a new feature.
>
> Situated next to the office cafe is the Usability Lab, where Gmail invites
> small groups of six to eight people to test new applications to see how they
> will fare with the general public.
>
> Nika Smith, who helps run the Lab, says instead of having a two-way mirror
> to watch participants and how they interact with a product, they are a
> little more high-tech.
>
> "We have this little hidden camera next to some flowers and one in the
> corner of the room. We just want to know how they use Gmail and see from the
> users' perspective what their experience is like.
>
> "Then we just watch how they interact with the product and work out what
> improvements are needed."
>
> A-Team
>
> Perhaps one of the coolest areas in the Gmail Lab is the site reliability
> room, which is just past a sign that says "Hippies Use Backdoor".
>
> Decked out with a slew of monitors and computers, there is also a selection
> of drinks, a drum kit and a couple of guitars. On the wall hangs a
> whiteboard with a wish-list of things like "surround sound, a Wii Fit
> machine and a bigger TV".
>
> The overall Lab space is like any other nondescript office, albeit with a
> few fun quirks here and there such as naming every printer and copier after
> TV shows like The A-Team and All in the Family.
>
> But sometimes things do get serious, and everyone is on a pager and gets an
> alert when something goes amiss with the site.
>
>
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7441132.stm
>
> Vikas Kapoor,
> MSN Id:dl_vikas at hotmail.com, Yahoo&Skype Id: dl_vikas,
> Mobile: (+91) 9891098137.
>
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>
> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 20:43:06 +0530
> From: "Geetha Shamanna" <geetha at millernorbert.de>
> Subject: Re: [AI] Help needed regarding the technical writingand
> 	otheraccessible careers for VIs.
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Message-ID: <01bd01c8d3b1$5284b4c0$0201a8c0 at geetha>
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> 	reply-type=original
>
> Hi Govind,
>
> I had unsubscribed from the list for a while and did not see your previous
> message. I am sending my response to the list, as others who intend to take
> up technical writing as a career can also benefit from it.
>
> Among the tools you mention, I worked extensively with RoboHelp and Adobe
> FrameMaker. While RoboHelp was nearly completely accessible, FrameMaker was
> almost totally inaccessible. Both RoboHelp and FrameMaker have come a long
> way in the six years since I stopped working as a technical writer, and
> things could have improved in the newer versions.
>
> I suggest that you enroll in this course and get as much out of it as
> possible. The certificate will help you find a job, and once you have the
> job, you can negotiate with the employer to allow you to do what you can do
> best, which is write.
>
> Meanwhile, in addition to the course, ensure that you hone your technical
> writing skills as much as possible. Read technical magazines and manuals and
> try to write step-by-step instructions for performing various tasks on the
> computer. Since your profficiency in using the tools will be below par when
> compared to your sighted counterparts due to their inaccessibility, your
> best bet would be to impress your prospective employer with your writing
> skills. So try to concentrate your energy on that.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Geetha
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "govind reddy" <sgreddy4 at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 7:04 PM
> Subject: [AI] Help needed regarding the technical writingand otheraccessible
> careers for VIs.
>
>
>> Dear list members,
>> Firstly, I'm sorry for the horible mistakes that I've made in my
>> previous mail since they were not written with my own hands.
>> A week ago I posted my requested about the accessible careers for
>> visually impaired, followed by the technical writing, unfortunately
>> not many responses.
>> Is there any horible mistake with my English?
>> for your conveenience I'm posting the request again with necessary
>> corrections.
>> i am to undergo a training program in technical writing at " Tech-Total "
>> in
>> Hyderabad.
>> They agree to teach me the seven tools used in technical writing. They are
>>
>> one
>> ms-word, ms-power point,ms-visio,Adobe Frame maker ,photoshop, snag It of
>> Tech smith and robo-help. Could any one please tell me how far these
>> tools especially the last five are Accessible with Jaws8 or above .If
>> u have any additional information about it please do let me know.
>> Members can reply to
>> my personal to my personal e-mail at
>> sgreddy4 at gmail.com
>> instead of increasing
>> the traffic on the list.
>>
>> Thankyou
>> Warm regards
>> Govind.
>> M: 9959392651
>>
>> technical writing
>>
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Hello ma'am,
thank you for responding to my request.
But how about the other tools which I mentioned apart from Robo Help,
like Snag It Powerpoint and word, etc.
If we cannot access them with Jaws, what's the solution available.
Regards,
Govind.




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