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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 1-2011

MAC-TO-PC

& PC-TO-MAC

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SHOULD THE READER WANT TO SUGGEST ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS FOR THIS BULLETIN, PLEASE SEND YOUR IDEAS - GO TO LINK, SEND A MESSAGE, NEAR THE TOP OF THIS WEBPAGE.

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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MACINTOSH AND WINDOWS COMPUTERS CAN INCLUDE THE EXCHANGE OF A WORD PROCESSING DOCUMENT OR A AUDIO RECORDING, AS WELL AS ONLINE FILES AND EVEN SOME REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, MOVING A TEXT FILE FROM OR TO A MAC OR A PC MEANS THE SENDER COMPUTER NEEDS TO PROVIDE A FILE FORMAT WHICH THE RECIPIENT COMPUTER CAN EASILY READ. OTHERWISE, THE DESTINATION COMPUTER MAY HAVE TO MODIFY THE INCOMING DOCUMENT ACCORDINGLY.

GOOD UNIVERSAL APPLICATIONS FOR MAC AND PC COMPUTERS ARE:

1. INTERNET MESSAGES

SENDING AND RECEIVING E-MAIL ONLY IN PLAIN TEXT (ASCII) (CAUTION - HTML E-MAIL IS NOT SCREEN READER FRIENDLY)

2. MAIL ATTACHMENTS

CONSISTENT USE OF E-MAIL ATTACHMENTS ONLY IN PDF (PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT)

NOTE: MAC COMPUTERS CAN USE THE OPEN SOURCE PROGRAM NEO OFFICE TO CONVERT NON-PDF PC FILES

3. ONLINE PRINT

OFFER WEBSITE TEXT DOWNLOADS EITHER IN HTML OR PDF FORMATS

NOTE: MAC COMPUTERS CAN USE THE OPEN SOURCE NEO OFFICE TO CONVERT NON-PDF PC FILES

4. ONLINE SPEECH

OFFER WEBSITE AUDIO DOWNLOADS ONLY IN MP3 FORMAT OR SUGGEST THE CONSUMER MAKE A EXTERNAL MICROPHONE COPY OF ANY WEBSITE SOUNDS

5. ONLINE IMAGES

OFFER WEBSITE GRAPHICS ONLY IN PNG (PORTABLE NETWORK GRAPHICS) FORMAT

6. OFFLINE TECH

THE SIMPLE CAPTURE BY SCANNING PRINTED INFORMATION ONTO PAPER WHICH CAN THEN BE U.S. MAILED OR HAND DELIVERED

7. HARDWARE IDEAS

DATA MIGRATION BY DRAGGING FILES IN AND OUT...

- SPECIAL SHARE CABLE

- EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

- USB FLASH DRIVE

- COMPUTER NETWORK

- ONLINE STORAGE SERVICE

- CD (COMPACT DISC)

- DVD (DIGITAL VERSATILE DISC)

FINALLY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER WHETHER EACH OF THESE CROSS PLATFORM TRANSFER SUGGESTIONS ARE BOTH SCREEN READER AND SCREEN MAGNIFIER COMPATIBLE WITH THE CURRENT VERSIONS OF VoiceOver, JAWS AND-OR WINDOW-EYES.

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