Re: VFO not complimentary about NVDA

Steve Nutt

But again, if I want a program scripted in NVDA, who does it?  I know several JAWS scripters, but I don’t know a single NVDA scripter that does it commercially.


All the best



From: <> On Behalf Of Ervin, Glenn
Sent: 19 July 2018 15:50
Subject: Re: [nvda] VFO not complimentary about NVDA


A lot of companies software does not work with any screenreader well, but I can tell you that many of us in our agency will first try the least expensive solution, which is NVDA when it comes to serving our clients.

I install NVDA on people’s personal computers all the time.

When it comes to the workplace, if there is challenges on company software with a screenreader, I think most agency staff might go with Jaws because we have access to people who contract their scripting services to make Jaws work with companies’ software.

So I would blame the scripters of screenreaders for not promoting NVDA, not the agencies.



From: <> On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:06 PM
To: Nvda List <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] VFO not complimentary about NVDA


I brought that up  at the jobs I work for and they just say either use jaws or don’t work for us. It’s not fair really. And the blindness organizations don’t really care anyway. They are just there for the money, or lck thereof.


On Jul 18, 2018, at 9:40 AM, Sky Mundell <skyt@...> wrote:


Yes there are deliberate lies going on with those blind organisations about alternative products. What they fail to take into account is that there are cutbacks going on in education, employment, and funding can only go so far. Not only that, but when the cutbacks begin to bite, these organisations will be forced to seek out cheaper things such as NVDA. At that point, they may go with NVDA. What also surprises me is that VFO hasn't even put up their prices yet!

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From:[] On Behalf Of mikolaj holysz
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] VFO not complimentary about NVDA

Same thing happens over here, in POland. Altix, the local distributor of 
JAWS, has recently released a series of articles about Jamie leaving NV 
Access for Mozilla even though he did this a long time ago and about all 
the features NVDA doesn't have and JAWS does. I've even heart accounts 
of people who were told by altix representatives that NVDA is dangerous 
to their computers and that it might fry their motherboards, though I 
don't know if those who retold the story were speaking the truth or 
merely exaggerating.

This seems like pressure from Freedom Scientific to promote JAWS.

W dniu 2018-07-18 o 17:33, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io pisze:

I have just listened to the latest issue of Techtalk from the RNIB in 
the uk on Audioboom, and there is an interview with the software man at 
VFO about what they sell and future plans, and the guy asked him about 
NVDA Though not actually  trashing it, he used that old ploy that one of 
the programmers has now left to go to Mozilla and nobody will install 
NVDA in a business system because its open source etc. anyway, go and 
have a listen and see what you think. I guess his job is to big up his 
own company, but I noticed, dear old Dolphin never even got mentioned!

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