ATI McTwit 2.0 released
jpalmer31 at kc.rr.com
Sun Jun 28 04:54:49 CDT 2009
If you do not want to run a separate ap, you can use something called
qwitter, it works pretty well, it separates things into buffers, you cannot
manage who is following you and stuff via qwitter, but I just use mctwit for
that and qwitter for everything else, cause I don't have much in the way of
If you would like to try qwitter.
Head out to
Msn: lights-rage at hotmail.com
Note: the irc is ssl, so you will need an ssl enabled irc client. just
contact me for help with that.
From: ati-bounces at moblind.org [mailto:ati-bounces at moblind.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:22 PM
To: Vicug; Ati
Subject: ATI McTwit 2.0 released
McTwit is a powerful, accessible client on Windows for the popular
networking site twitter.com. As reported widely, Twitter has been key to
the sharing of breaking news by citizens, themselves (e.g., communication by
Iranians about human rights). McTwit offers nearly comprehensive access to
Twitter capabilities, which are provided, not through a generic web browser
interface, but through a dedicated Windows dialog that is completely
accessible with screen reader programs used by blind people today. We can
thereby participate fully in a popular communications medium, and benefit
equally from a leading networking technology!
Since the last major announcement about McTwit, it has gained many
improvements from collaborative efforts. As the author, I am glad to work
with anyone interested in developing an extension that implements additional
features. Two leading script developers for the most popular screen readers
have developed extensions that are now distributed with McTwit, as well as
available separately. Jeff Bishop has developed scripts for Window-Eyes
users, available at
Brian Hartgen has developed scripts for JAWS users, available at
Recently, the blind community has also produced several audio presentations
about new media, Twitter, and McTwit. A piece by Erin Edgar introduces
Twitter from a blindness perspective at http://BlindCoolTech.com
He also appeared on ACB Radio at
Michael Lauf podcasted on accessible Twitter tools at
Jonathan Mosen organized a panel on Twitter tools from a JAWS perspective at
Rich Cavallaro did an Accessible World training on Twitter at
Mika Pyyhkala made a presentation on new media to blind computer users at
Feature enhancements in McTwit 2.0 include the following.
that you bookmark as favorites. Review a chain of reply tweets.
Temporarily save and then restore a list of items. Determine whether
someone is following another person on Twitter. Forward a tweet in an email
message. Select priority tweets based on criteria you specify.
Exclude junk tweets based on other criteria. Update your Twitter profile.
Users report that McTwit is working with JAWS, System Access, and
Window-Eyes on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows -- including XP, Vista
and Windows 7. Reports also confirm that McTwit runs on a portable media
device. McTwit and its script extensions may be conveniently updated from
the software, itself.
The free, friendly, and portable nature of McTwit can play a useful role at
the upcoming conventions of the American Council of the Blind and National
Federation of the Blind. Let me suggest the "hash tags"
and #NFBCon to help connect conversations about these events!
Twitter screen name: JamalMazrui
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