Skype as a Tool for the Blind
As the eager reader of your Skype stories, I’ve been trying to take the time to highlight the unique anecdotes that pass through my inbox. Today I received the following from Mike Calvo in Florida, the CEO of a technology company called Serotek:
” I work with our developers and support staff on Skype and we love it. “So what!” you say? Well we are all blind, located in different parts of the world, and I have never spent more than a couple of hours in person with 1 or 2 of my staff. I have people on my team that I have been working with for years online that I have never met in person. We do everything via Skype. We even train, demo, and support new users via Skype with our remote control feature.
We have programmers in the states, and in other parts of the world all connected with Skype. We have worked together to develop a product called FreedomBox that allows blind people to use the Internet. We have also developed a product called System Access that has the best support for Skype accessibility of any blindness product on the market. I also use SKype with System Access on my U3 enabled Flash drive and
it’s great! We love Skype and can’t imagine a world without it!”