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can anyone help?
can anyone help?
Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a vision impaired user from Australia. a couple days ago I thought I'd sign up to AdultFriendFinder, but first, before I got around to trying to meet people, I'd try and use the chat rooms.
I've been having a devil of a time trying to get help with using the chat system, someone suggested I make a blog for other people to read it in the hopes that someone, anyone out there can help. in cyberspace, nobody can hear you scream!!!
First, I decided to try the friend finder instant messenger, but I am not able to use it, because it uses that awful macromedia program and my text to speech synthesiser, jaws for windows doesn't have a ghost of a chance of reading it, not even the latest version 6.2. Then I tried the flash chat system only to have the computer freeze up and the speech program brought to a grinding halt. Thank god for windows xp! if I was using windows 98 or 98se or me, I would've had to reboot god knows how many times.
so next, I tried the html chat system. Lets say it's usable, but it's a struggle, a very exhausting struggle, the page keeps refreshing and just when I am starting to read other people's messages, the page reloads and I lose track of where I am. I have contacted the AdultFriendFinder support, but I guess that because I am not a gold or silver or paying member, the support is...... not very satisfactory.
My hope is that someone from adultfriend finder, or somebody who knows someone higher up
will read this blog and might contact me and we can work on making a better chat system that is userfriendly for the blind and vision impaired, and I'm not talking about just making a room for blind people, it's the interface that really needs wowrk.. So Please, anybody out there, I hope you can look in to this problem and can sort it all out. Thanks