Re: Windows Live Assentials with Jaws

  • From: "Yadiel Sotomayor" <yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 06:08:11 -0400

One thing I have found is that windows live mail, messenger, mesh and I believe 
writer works pretty well in version 2011. Although somethings can and must be 
improved I.E. the fact that I don’t know if the message is unread, the fact 
that most of the time I cannot connect to windows live messenger, etc. FS has 
done a good job. The underlining problem is not FS but Microsoft and its 
constant interface “improvements”. Each time is the same. They “improve” the 
products changing a lot of components every 2 to 3 years maximum. The only 
exception to the rule I have found is IE 9. I am super happy that I upgraed 
since the beta due to the fact that it works beautifully with jaws. A lot 
better than what IE 8 ever did. But if you look into the office products, you 
will see what I mean. Look at the ribbons. Look at WLE 2011 again with the 
ribbons. It is a lot of changes. A lot of “improvements”. And FS needs to keep 
up. Yes, it should be faster. Nah, it must be faster. Six months at least? That 
is a lot of time to wait for access. But FS like other screen readers are 
trying to keep up. And they should be congratulated. And have anyone looked at 
the virtual ribbons? They are amazing! If in some programs a little buggy. But 
on the WLE 2011 programs, they work beautifully.

From: ckrugman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:48 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: Windows Live Assentials with Jaws

good point as I have never used any of the JAWS applications that duplicate the 
regular Windows programs. I've never really understood FS rationale in creating 
such items, especially in that all computer work that I do has to be integrated 
in to the sighted world.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Daniel McGee 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2011 11:38 AM
  Subject: Windows Live Assentials with Jaws

  Hi list, subject says it all. I would like to see Jaws work better with this 
sweap of programmes as well. Currently I use Live Assentials 2009 and really 
want to use 2011. What I am getting at is that I am really surprise that FS are 
taking so long to getting it to work with Jaws. It's like a microsoft programme 
comes out and it's made accessable 6 months later. And by then another version 
comes out. What I am saying is that one is then left behind if you see what I 
mean. Also it might be that this is the way microsoft is going to go with there 
email client and oother programmes as well. It would be better in my view if FS 
could fix programmes for Blind or Visually inpared people rather than creating 
there own stuff which just makes it more big. Just my own personal view though. 
What do others think?  
Yadiel J. Sotomayor

E-MAIL: yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx

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