Re: Phasing out of 7


Hmmm you know I am with you, but exactly what do you want to exactly do?

There is no way we can legally fight with the big corperates, they do what they want, and if you anger them you get it in the nuts.

If I was skilled enough I guess I and a few could just take a lot of them down, make em pay, and take everything else with them which may make us feel good in the short term but probably wouldn't achieve anything much.

If something is not accessible, you ask your local blind org about it and they get anoyed with the bitg corps and just put  out another non binding resolution which no one cares about.

There is no way anyone government or not will try to inforce full access, there probably isn't a way to really do that anyway.

I guess if we got enough of us together, and did a petition on it would work except all of those are non binding.

The only way we may get a reaction is if a bunch of users posted their keys online with complaints and made it known, it would have to be pritty large numbers thoughh, and maybe include a few cracks and ransomware attacks in there to.

Even so, we would then be sued and in turn would have to burn all their websites down and sue all of them at once in such a way it would make the news for ages and show we were serious.

However, it would have to be continuous, I mean this is not the yung fighting against the system days of my younger years, what you are proposing is a sustained war for long enough at the monsters that would force them to change assuming they don't want to talk, some of them like ms are doing their bit but not fully.

And even if we get it right, to win it may not be possible, but if we do it and win and really push, but thats a big if.

Now I am not that expert at that sort of thing but if you can put a group together maybe I join it, as long as you can win.

If we loose and we will loose its jail, the end of our lives, and the bolstering of our enemies.

I fear we are not strong enough, but you think you can have this so called revolution see, maybe if you win I look you up later.

On 17/03/2018 6:33 a.m., brian wrote:
What we should not have to get use to or except is the increasing lack of full accessability.  Just telling somone to just grow up and not offering them any help or any real sulutions is just plain rude and is very uncalled for.  No matter how independent or well adjusted you are there will come a time when you will not have someaccessability and you will feel quite helpless and both blind and sighted people will tell you just grow up and except change. How will you feel if one day yoou wake up only to find that you have no more accessability because you did not advocate for it. If we want to be first members of our society like nfb says then we do need to have full accessability it's true that we do live in a sighted world but they do need to have more accessability because not everything can always be adapted for us there is a point when work arrounds just don't work or they are not very efficient.  We should not just except what ever crums of token accessability the sighted chose to give us  we do want to live in the real world and to be as independent as we can be but it's getting harder to do this.  What will happen in 5 or 10 years from now will we be like the blind were back in the 1800's having almost independence or real accessability what goes arrounds comes arround.  I hope that when this does happen I hope that you are happy because you will get what you deserve.  maybe you like always being left behind and if you don't advocate for accessability you won't have just saying that everything is fine I AM  not having any problems that is a lie and you need to get your head out of the sand.  This is not the future I want but it is the future we will all have all because the blind community will just not advocate for accessability if they do it's only a very small of them and they don't keep the preasure on they just go away when they get told no.  I have been blind since birth and our future does not look very good when it comes to full accessability.  Both acb and nfb are totally usless in this area they are doing nothing about it.  Why do other people with other disabilties have more accessability because they advocate for it and they did not give up.  Think of the deaf community and the wheelchair comminity they have so much more accessability then the blind have.  I do admire them for this and it should be a lesson for us.  We have changes forced up us on not for the better and we are just soposted to just accept it and shut up well not me and who is with me?  either you want to be a member of the society that is sighted or you don't

Brian Sackrider

On 2/16/2018 12:43 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, Michael,

You're darn right that no employer would put up with whining and complaining from any employee whether blind or sighted. They'd be fired right on the spot! I don't know why some people are afraid of change. As I always say, it's time to get a life. Like the old saying goes, shape up or ship out.


*From:* [] *On Behalf Of *Michael Capelle
*Sent:* Friday, February 16, 2018 6:45 AM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Hey there.

i do agree with a few things here.

we, blind or not, have to get used to change, whether we like it or not.

if we had a job, and they upgraded there systems, do you think whining and complaining would get you anywhere?

no, it would get you fired.

we have to get with the times, it is just how life is.

*From:*Lino Morales <mailto:linomorales001@...>

*Sent:*Friday, February 16, 2018 7:40 AM

*To:* <>

*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

Lino Morales

*From: *Clare Page <>
*Sent: *Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
*To: * <>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: <> [] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

This is the link I got from the net
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
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From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
thats all we ask.

Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.

Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
if that would change things some.

On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team
of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that
version is installed in our machines.
He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using
Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype
support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of
what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen
reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@... <mailto:inamuddin09@...>
Inamuddin.ronaque@... <mailto:Inamuddin.ronaque@...>
inam092@... <mailto:inam092@...>
inamuddin2010@... <mailto:inamuddin2010@...>
Add my Skype ID:
Meet me on facebook: <>
Follow me on my twitter ID: <>
Call me on my cell numbers:

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.

I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.

Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
skype is used a lot and the family well.

When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of

If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.

On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype
really has died.

From: Damien Garwood
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess
with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and
while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my
primary telephone.
So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility
shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the
quality is much better.
e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.

From: Robert Kingett
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
To: <>
Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7
in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.

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