Hi Val and everyone,

I already did Universal Access. The screen is White on Black.

  1. dictionary (sighted people) (Quebec Sign Language)
  2. Search by word button
  3. Type papa
  4. Re-write sign button
I cannot edit it because i do not see any symbols for PAPA.



De : Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
Date : Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:28:03 -0700
Ŕ : SignWriting List <[log in to unmask]>
Cc : Steve Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]>, André Thibeault <[log in to unmask]>
Objet : Macintosh features for Deaf-Blind and Universal Access

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August 31, 2012

On Aug 31, 2012, at 8:03 AM, André Thibeault wrote:

Good morning Val,

I buy an apple computer (iMac).  I cannot see any symbols (SignMaker).  What do I do?

Have a nice day



Hello Andre!
I am sooo happy to learn about your new Macintosh. I am sure you will enjoy your new computer.

Please be sure to write to both Steve and Adam too, or better yet, write to the SignWriting List for help. That will help me, since I am not always on my computer…

To reverse your screen, so you can see your screen better:

1. go to System Preferences in your Mac operating system.

2. Choose Universal Access button. 

3. Under Seeing, change the Display button to White on Black…once you do this you should be able to see everything on your Mac reversed, no matter what program you are using…and there are other adjustments too…I hope you can get someone to help you do this…

Once you have everything reversed, I would suggest using the Quebec SignPuddle that is for "sighted people" since now your computer is automatically reversed…Steve created the one for the Deaf-Blind specially for you when you were using Windows, but on the Mac it is not necessary because you can just reverse everything automatically on your entire system…

Is this true, Steve? Am I thinking correctly?

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton

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