Thanks to everyone who responded about the builtin 2018 model 
Mac Mini speaker. It seems likely it's sufficiently usable for initial
installation and configuration. I like to keep things as simple as
possible when I bring up a new device for the first time. There's always
the rest of my life with that device for getting more nuanced and full

So, now that I've ordered my Mini and have an estimated delivery date,
I'm wondering how I will interact with it.

As a blind person, I'm assuming I can skip hooking up a monitor. That's
a nuance for later,imo, for working with sighted colleagues in the home

But, what about input? The only Mac keyboard I have is the one I ordered
with my Mini, and it's bluetooth, unlikely to be delivered before the
Mini itself.

Can I use a standard PC 104-key USB keyboard? I have several of these,
with no extra keys. They're just the basic PC configuration. Will the
Mini work with that, at least through initial configuration? Can I set
my passwords and my network connection that way and worry about my Apple
bluetooth keyboard later?

I'm also assuming the old guidance about blind people configuring their
Apple machine still holds true? "Just wait, and Voice Over will turn
itself on after a time." Is that still so? I've actually only gone
through that process once--abut 6 years ago when I got my Airbook.

Thanks again for all guidance. It's much appreciated.




Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

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