Re: VFO not complimentary about NVDA

Brian K. Lingard

Dear Brian & List:


I thought VFO Group would do JAWS scripting or put you in contact with a certified Jaws Scripter.


Perhaps not.


I do know that someone wanted a proprietary application for a car rental firm scripted to work with JAWS and was quoted thousands of dollars for the work and advised that every timed the firm rolled out a new version the work would have to be completely redone.


I believe the would- be scripting contractor was the Smith-Kettlewell Foundation of San Francisco.


I can see changes being required for a new version of the App, but a complete rewrite. That seems like someone trying to make a large company pay and pay to support only a few employees.



It may have been a proprietary telemarketing program. However, I think the employer to be was misquoted for the job.


From: [] On Behalf of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [NVDA] VFO not complimentary about NVDA


On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Again, if I want a program scripted in NVDA, who does it?

If you contact NV Access, I feel certain they could point you to someone.  Alternatively, even ask here.   Most JAWS scripters are self-taught, or were at one time anyway.  I believe NVDA scripts are done in Python (though I could be wrong) and there are plenty of Python programmers out there.

I had to dig long and hard to find JAWS scriptwriters when they were needed about 2 years ago.  It is a real niche market.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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