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 featured.
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 office. 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. Best, Janina -- Janina Sajka Linux Foundation Fellow Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup: http://a11y.org The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures http://www.w3.org/wai/apa -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please contact the owners or moderators directly rather than posting on the list itself. Your Mac Visionaries list moderator is Mark Taylor. You can reach mark at: mk...@ucla.edu and your owner is Cara Quinn - you can reach Cara at caraqu...@caraquinn.com The archives for this list can be searched at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MacVisionaries" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to macvisionaries+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/macvisionaries/20200325085341.GW2161%40rednote.net.