[bct] Re: podcast of window eyes verses jaws excellent!

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 09:30:11 -0700

I don't usually say "I agree" and leave it at that, however, I do think ASAP
was one of the best DOS products I used and I used a few of them.  

If it had worked with that I needed, I might still be using ASAW, but alas,
I had to make a decision to work and so I am now using Jaws.  I tried Window
Eyes briefly, with a 30 minute demo, never could get the speech adjusted to
my liking, I could type too fast for it to even think of keeping up with me,
and in several 25-minute sessions I never had much success with it, but, I
did solve another user's problem.  

I could switch if I needed to, I just don't need to.  



Rose Combs
rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx 

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Tanner
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 11:28 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: podcast of window eyes verses jaws excellent!


You know, as I read your note, and looked again at Neal's comment I just
want to say that I still think one of the best screen reader software
packages I ever used was Larry's ASAP.  It was, without a doubt, the best
screen reader there ever was for DOS.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 11:19 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: podcast of window eyes verses jaws excellent!


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: -----Original Message-----
: From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
: [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
: Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 12:12 PM
: To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
: Subject: [bct] Re: podcast of window eyes verses jaws excellent!
: 
: 
: Mary, your words make me remember what I felt the first time I had a
: screen reader.  Actually, it was when I used our own Larry's Pro Words
: software that the entire world opened up to me.  For the first time in
: my life, I realized how much I had inside of me that I wanted to write
: without having it totally rearranged by trying to get someone who could
: see to help me edit it.  It wasn't that I didn't have good editors, it
: was that I not only could now do it on my own, but it actually became
: better in that I didn't have the need to filter it through someone else
: with all the attendant problems of trying to remember what paragraph and
: sentence I wanted them to change not to mention what words I needed
: changed.  Using Pro Words, I realized that the world was literally at my
: fingertips.  I could not only write on my own, I could also read things
: I could have never read before.  So, thank you Larry for being the
: beginning of my awakening.
: 
: 
: Neal
:    
: -----Original Message-----
: From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
: [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
: Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:49 AM
: To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
: Subject: [bct] Re: podcast of window eyes verses jaws excellent!
: 
: 
: 
: Sue,
: 
: Welcome to the list!
: 
: I use Jaws because its braille support is far superior to Window Eyes. I
: won't re-hash what I've already said about Jaws and its ability to, in
: very detailed ways, adjust braille for individual applications, but I
: was a computer professional till retirement last August and needed to
: (1) keep speech turned off while working, and (2) adjust main frame
: interface applications and Lotus Notes to do various things in braille
: that I did not want in the rest of the Windows environment. So, my use
: of computers is more detailed than yours, but I think there is room for
: quiet discussion of individual screen readers, and acknowledging that we
: as different people have different needs, but we can agree that using a
: computer really opens our world, who ever we are and what ever we do
: with the screen readers we prefer, what ever they are.
: 
: Mary
: 
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