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

  • From: Chris G <chrisg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:50:40 -0500

Hi,
I still use ASAP when i create my images of my  computers using dr dos
8.1 and it works great.
Dr Dos 8.1 is brand new btw.
the product sure stood the test of time.

Chris


On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 09:30:11 -0700
"Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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!
> 
> 
> : What an absolute wonderful tribute
> : 
> : 
> : 
> : Stephen A. Guerra
> : Assistive Technology Specialist
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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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Chris G <chrisg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Every dog hath its day. -English Proverb.


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