Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>

Good point Tyler. And this goes back to the VFO brewhaha we had on here last week. I don’t see how Narrator would disrupt open source screen readers like NVDA as his Erickness stated in that podcast. As I always say viva la NVDA!


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From: <> on behalf of Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018 4:49:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat
A few years ago I might have agreed with you on microsoft playing catch up.

These days, as you say, Microsoft is everywhere. Seeing AI is simply a
revolutionary tool on the smartphone and is not made by apple.
Similarly, narrator is quickly becoming a replacement for your every day
screen reader. Keep in mind that the NFB went at apple pretty hard back
in the day, too, so it isn't as though their bringing more accessibility
into the market was voluntary. Microsoft has pretty decent accessibility
on the Xbox, as well, a far cry from Sony who, even though they released
so called accessibility first, are still missing crutial tts in areas
like the system settings 4 years later. Playing catch up, indeed.

I'm curious where you think microsoft is lacking in accessibility these
days? Considering we have quite a few folks with disabilities working
for microsoft as well as apple, I think they're on a pretty level
playing field.

On 23-Jul-2018 3:40 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
> Microsoft may have a better record on accessibility than "many other
> companies", but depending on which other companies you compare them with, that
> may not be saying much.
> Also, given their overwhelming dominance in the desktop (laptop) computing
> market, I think they have not done as well as they should have done in terms
> of accessibility.
> I think Apple were late starters in the accessibility arena, but once they
> decided to go for it, they showed how it should be done, and Microsoft have
> simply played catch-up, in order to avoid total embarrassment (rather like
> they had to in the mid 90s when they suddenly realised that people had found
> out about the Internet, and if they didn't do something quick, they'd be left
> behind in the networked world).
> Antony.
> On Monday 23 July 2018 at 22:29:59, Gene wrote:
>> I'm saying this not as a moderator, but as a list member.  I really object
>> to you giving companies disparaging nicknames and I especially object to
>> it when the company has a much better record on accessibility than many
>> other companies.
>> Gene
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> On 7/24/2018 4:13 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>>> I never actually lost trust in MS. I knew that skype was in time going
>>> to be a good thing and  talk about html was in happening  even since
>>> about 2004 if I remember correctly. Skype has come a long way and we
>>> have to thank microslop for  it. They  made skype what it is today, a
>>> ver good tool for my jobs and more.

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