locked Re: why does seem that so many blind people are so against change?
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I had to change to win 7. My first xp box couldn’t barely handle jaws 11. When I got onto IE it lagged and would not get on. it took me 4 to 5 tries to get on. I was going to audio chat rooms. I could barely get into them with my first xp box lagging. So I donated it to a sighted person for her schooling. It died ten years later. Then I ended up with my room mate’s xp box. Then I got this 7 box. Just after I got this box. The old computer my room mate had died.
From: n8mnx@... [mailto:n8mnx@...]
Sent: April-18-16 7:14 PM
Subject: [nvda] why does seem that so many blind people are so against change?
I think that maybe blind people are not against change for the sake of change but it's the fear that their old favorite programs won't work and how accessable will the new os be or how accessable will the new programs be. I to did like windows xp with outlook express and when I was concitering upgrading to windows 7 I was hesitent because I did not know what email program would work and be accessable. I did of course upgrade and used windows live mail and when I began to have issues with it I went to thunderbird and I now have windows 10 and I still use thunderbird. I think that the reason that we all like outlook express isthat it is just a simple email program with nobells and whistles like calendars or features that we don't need or can't use. Outlook express will always be the best email program but we have adapted to other programs but that does not mean that we are happy with them we just adjust. We all don't like change but we can and do adapt but we don't like it. With new versions of windows there may be features that we don't need or want or we can't use but we use what we want to use or what we can use. I know that every one has their screen reader of choice and they think that theirs is the best I use nvdathen there is the issue of winamp it's no longer supported but I still have not been convinced that there is a better program so I will just keep using it. We should upgrade if we need to but we chould not have change fordced upon us this should be our choice. Think of the Omish people they don't have cars they still use horse and buggies that is their choice and so is somones choice if they still use windows xp if they are willing to take the risk thats their choice and not ours.
On 4/18/2016 9:48 PM, Pauline Smith wrote: