Now that you mention it I think I did use ASAP for a very brief period but I
liked it a lot. Isn't there also ASAW? Never used that one.
----- Original Message ----- From: "David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, 01 February, 2006 12:27 AM
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.
: What an absolute wonderful tribute : : : : Stephen A. Guerra : Assistive Technology Specialist : Independent Living Aids : 200 Robbins Lane : Jericho, NY 11753 : E-Mail: can-do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx : www.independentliving.com <http://www.independentliving.com/> : www.annmorris.com <http://www.annmorris.com/> : www.soundbytes.com <http://www.soundbytes.com/> : Phone: (516) 937-1848 : Fax: (516) 937-3906 : : : -----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 : :