Re: A friend needs info on screen readers history for her thesis
It's still around. Though it's not popular in America, Canada, but it istoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
popular in Germany as that is where it is made. What is very odd about this
screen reading market is that it seems to be controlled by the big blind
organisations. JFW is what I like to call the world wide screen reader as
in, it is the one that is world-wide. Everywhere you go, every institution
you go into, JAWS is there. And yet, we have all of those other screen
readers that struggle through market share and I have a feeling that the
screen reading market has been controlled. In fact, I remember a post on a
mailing list a few years ago, You could probably find it in the mailing list
archive, where somebody said that if we were to get rid of the government
sponsorship that we would probably see more competition between JAWS,
Supernova, NVDA, System Access, and, when it was alive back then,
Window-Eyes, in those institutions, and the guy said if we successfully got
rid of the government sponsorship then JAWS would have to play by the same
rules as everybody else, and he said what could happen is somebody in a low
income bracket would purchase something like SA, or use the free NVDA,
someone in a mid-income bracket might choose Supernova, and someone who was
on a high income bracket would go for JAWS, and, Window-Eyes, as, this was
2011 when that message was posted on the mailing list. I do hope that NVDA
will get into big government institutions, as right now, I am a little
saddened at FS right now. Basically, they are going to a subscription base
model for authorisation, in JAWS 2019. The way it is going to work, is in
the US, you will be able to purchase a home annual licence, but you will
have to keep renewing your subscription to keep JAWS authorised. Eventually,
all of the SMA's etc. will be in the portal, and everything will be
subscription baste for jfw. And I believe the price will be $60 per year.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Buddy
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A friend needs info on screen readers history for her
What about Cobra? That seems to have been the successor, after a while, to
ScreenPower. No clue what its eventual fate was, or if it still exists.
Then there were some, ahh, interesting offerings, like Thunder. And there
was this other one whose name I forget. Never got very far either of them.
On Sep 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:friend.
Before Screen Readers, There had to be readers!sample has a brief description of who where and when it was developed.
Obviously screen readers needed intelligible voices to be of any worth. It
is incredible to see how far the technology developed and what approaches
were used along the way.
Have fun!reader to
reduced today.ever come out for windows. It came out around June of 1992. In the
Squared merged.The 10 windows products that you saw in the market were:
Then, on June 14, AI was acquired by VFO.