[bct] Re: WE5.5 demo

  • From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:28:50 -0500

MessageHi Bill,

So you don't feel its  necessary for the average person to have or know both 
readers?  Just curious about WE and wanted to see if its worth the asking 
price.  So far it seems awkward compared to JAWS but I thought JAWS was awkward 
when I first ran it.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Belew 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:15 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: WE5.5 demo

  Rick, if you are feeling comfortable with JFW then I see no reason for you to 
change to another screen reader.  The truth is that these screen readers are 
very equal in what they do and what we can do with them.  I could give you my 
long list of why I prefer Window-Eyes, but that comes from years of use and 
familiarity.  I don't think that the differences are great enough to be worth 
the difficult job of dropping one you know to learn another.  

  I'm lucky enough to own both Window-Eyes and Jaws and I believe that it is 
almost necessary to have both for some people.  For example, I know blind 
college students who are bravely majoring in fields such as electrical 
engineering or physics and several of them have told me that they need both 
screen readers to begin to deal with the various programs they are required to 
use.  One guy told me that he needs Window-Eyes for working with applications 
written by his professors or fellow students and Jaws for getting full use out 
of some applications that it has been scripted for.  


    -----Original Message-----
    From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Harmon
    Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 12:37 PM
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bct] WE5.5 demo

    Hi everyone,

    I looked at WE 4 back in late 2004 before I had a screen reader.  I was 
given JAWS in May 2005 by my state rehab.  I downloaded the WE5.5 demo today to 
give it a look since I feel now I can evaluate it correctly.  

    Ok, you WE users, sell me on using it over JAWS 7.  I know for starters I 
like JAWS's voice much better than WE 5.5

    Also should I just keep trying the 30 minute demo or pay $39 for the 60 day 
demo?  Also why doesn't GW Micro put a link for the 60 day demo?  They refer to 
it several times but I was unable to find a link for it.




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