Re: Accessible voice and text chat

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>

Que pasa Tyler. Can you email me off list at:


I’d like to know more about Discord. Seems to be all the rage among feller blinkies lately. Thanks. Or send me a follow if you wish to @lino_and_rico


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From: <> on behalf of Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:49:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

I have to agree with Eleni here.

2018 seems to be the year to be overly offended by everything. Instead of talking about the original subject we're now suddenly talking about a name for a company. Really, who cares. People shouldn't need their hand held at every turn on a mailing list.

Regardless, Eleni, good luck in finding alternatives that work as nice as skype. Team talk is nice, yes, but not many folks in the mainstream use it. Team speak has its own set of frustrating issues - one of which is accessing context menus with NVDA without restarting it. Discord is slowly, oh so slowly, improving. Google hangouts is...kind of? okay, but I forget what I didn't like about it as it has been a while, so perhaps things have changed.

Sorry I couldn't be more help

On 24-Jul-2018 1:42 AM, Gene wrote:
I consider this to be little short of bashing, microslop, mocrosoft?  This is a public list and insulting companies may offend or bother people who like products of a company. 
If more people did this on list, the level of the list would be degraded and it's nature would change from a helping and discussion list to a help, discussion, and product bashing list. 
If this practice spread, peoples feelings might be hurt.  I don't know who is on the list now, but in the past someone was on the list that helped develop accessibility for Open Office and someone who works on E-Speak was a member.  If you start this sort of thing and it spreads, it might have effects not considered by the original practitioner. 
And, as you saw from comments earlier from various people, the disparagement isn't necessarily accurate.  many people presented information about Microsoft that contradicted it. 
Would you like seeing your favorite program disparaged in this way even if the comments weren't directed toward you?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible voice and text chat

People need to stop being offended by everything, especially comments
not directed toward them.  Who cares whether someone uses a
disparaging name of a company?  It's not a personal insult or attack.

In any case, I am of the opinion that, if things work well, they
should be improved, not changed entirely.  I liked earlier versions of
Skype.  Then came 7, which was annoying in several ways (I cannot
think of them at the moment, as I haven't used the older versions of
Skype since they discontinued them).  Now, there is a completely new
interface.  I have tried it remotely on my friend's computer (with his
permission, of course) but we were in a call, so I didn't get the full
effect of going through contacts, making and answering a call, etc.
In some ways, it's quicker than 7, and things are immediately present,
instead of being in a list and under menus.  But some things seemed to
be missing.  I just don't see the need to needlessly complicate
things, and even if this works, I am still interested in alternatives
with a simpler and more traditional interface.

On 23/07/2018, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
> I don't see how it would either.
> Except dolphin maybe, their brouser access is well  not there only old
> versions of internet explorer work with their stuff.
> They say they are working on chrome but catch up they are doing,
> firefox, chrome, waterfox, most of those we allready have everywhere else.
> On 7/24/2018 8:54 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
>> 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
>> To:
>> 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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