[access-uk] Re: Cobra

it does sound a good screenreader to get perhaps if you work in the call centre 
or for a customer services post whereby you need to access several screens

On Jul 6, 2010, at 7:36 AM, Dave Taylor wrote:

> Well I have XP and Jaws can co-exist with Window Eyes on a system, but
> couldn't with Cobra. I've never seen anything trash everything so
> spectacularly! Dolphin do a good job with the speech side of it, but at
> least their products can be removed! Is it any wonder I think my Windows
> days may be coming to an end!
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> chris hallsworth
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 6:48 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Cobra
> 
> Sure, well I had JAWS alongside Cobra when I tried it, and JAWS still 
> worked. This was on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I suppose it's all 
> down to 2000/XP and video intercept, in that software must be done in a 
> certain order so as to not mess up the video chain.
> 
> 
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> On 05/07/2010 15:24, Dave Taylor wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> A couple of years ago, Pamtrad told me about this and asked me if I wanted
> a
>> job supporting it in the UK. Accordingly I tried installing it on my
>> computer. The result was that Jaws stopped working. I removed it, removed
>> Jaws as the removal and even restoring hadn't worked, but still Jaws would
>> not work. Video support had been majorly messed up. The only way even a
>> computer shop could find of fixing it was to reinstall Windows from
> scratch.
>> I have never before or since known an install that wasn't fixed by
> restoring
>> the system, but this wasn't. I would be very, very careful!
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Dave
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
>> chris hallsworth
>> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 9:53 AM
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Cobra
>> 
>> Hello all,
>> I just want to tell you about an interesting new screen reader made by
>> German company Baum. It's called Cobra (I know, it's named after a
>> snake, hahaha). Joking aside, it contains lots of interesting and
>> inovative features, such as the ability to capture the screen and
>> perform on the fly OCR. No other screen reader I know does this. You can
>> download it, and try it as a 30 minute reboot situation from
>> www.baum.com. What's interesting though is that although a reboot is
>> necessary to run the 30 minute demonstraiton again, Cobra actually will
>> still speak, but will interrupt and remind you that the demo has
>> expired. Again no other screen reader does this.
>> Enjoy!
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