Accessibility of the Higher-Order Perl E-book in Amazon (Was: Emulating Generators)

Accessibility of the Higher-Order Perl E-book in Amazon (Was: Emulating Generators)

Post by » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 20:07:52

Hey thanks for the tip. I visited the books Web site and it seems to be just
what I need. Especially as I'd like to know more about functional
programming in general, not just in the context of Perl alone. I'm planning
to give lisp a try to see how it's like.

But speaking of the book, has anyone here purchased the electronic version
of Higher-Order Perl via Amazon? URL:

I'd like to get that one but I'm wondering if the book is screen reader
accessible. Obviously it wouldn't be much help for me if it is not. I've
also got second thoughts on Acrobat due to accessibility issues, and might
like to export the contents to say plain text or OCR them for my own use.

If some of you do have the book but aren't screen reader users, which is
probable, I would really appreciate it if you could test it with a screen
reader. If interested I can give some more instructions and hints off-list,
too. As I'm not a Jaws user, trying the Supernova or HAL demo would give the
highest confidence. You can get a copy at:

I do have the latest beta but it should be similar to the latest official
release, as far as PDFs go.

If it turns out that the book is not accessible, another option would be to
wait for the on-line free, Wiki version to appear. The author states on his
Web-site that he is working on it. Too bad he doesn't, as far as I know,
offer the book in any other format in the mean time.

As to what's wrong with Acrobat accessibilitywise, which is a bit OT, I've
posted on this in alt.comp.blind-users lately. You can find the thread in
Google groups by searching for amazon's acrobat e-books. It should be the
first hit on the list as I posted just yesterday.

With kind regards Veli-Pekka Til?( XXXX@XXXXX.COM )
Accessibility, game music, synthesizers and programming: ~vtatila/

Accessibility of the Higher-Order Perl E-book in Amazon (Was: Emulating Generators)

Post by anno400 » Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:20:43

Veli-Pekka Til?< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in comp.lang.perl.misc:

Consider going straight to Haskell instead.

Lisp is an amazing language and learning it thoroughly can change and
extend your outlook on programming. I know because I have been a
Lisp programmer (almost to the exclusion of other languages) for many
years. But, man, the language is older than Fortran! Haskell was
conceived by people with the Lisp experience under their belts. If
my instinct is any good, it is going to take over Lisp's role of "the
functional language", or already has.

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