Re: Meandering NVDA Miscellany (including that it's alive and well)
molly the blind tech lover
I agree with everything you say.
I love NVDA.
I am so grateful that it exists as it has changed my life for the better. I am so grateful to all the NVDA developers and contributors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Clare Page
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is NVDA really dying? Can I do anything to help?
Reading this thread about the rumours of NVDA dying, I couldn’t help thinking: would I be right in guessing that the people who mentioned this don’t use NVDA themselves? Over the years I’ve come across several users of other screenreaders who look down on NVDA for different reasons, so maybe the talk of the death of NVDA was wishful thinking on their part, hoping we’d all flock to use whatever screenreaders they have. Very cynical, I know, but I couldn’t get that thought out of my mind, that’s why I expressed it here; And no, I have no intention of being nasty to users of other screenreaders, I have simply noticed that some users of any screenreader or system, sometimes just a tiny minority, are quick to look down on anyone who doesn’t use the same thing.
However, I’m convinced that there’s plenty of life in NVDA as we discuss this: look how hard the developers are working to not only keep this screenreader alive, but also to improve it! We’re all grateful to them, I know, and I wish to add: keep up the good work! And I’m not just saying that to keep the rumour-mongers quiet, we want this excellent screenreader to keep existing for a long time to come. It may have its imperfections, every screenreader does, but it would only be worth killing off if it’s no good, and it’s exactly the opposite, an excellent way to access the Windows operating system for many blind people. Long live NVDA!
Bye for now!
As far as I could tell, all of the people concerned were on Windows 10, not XP.
I know I'll have to shift away from 7 eventually, but hopefully not any time this year. I will when I must, but as long as the next release of NVDA will work on my Win 7 system, I'll be content.
On 3/02/2019 4:33 pm, Ron Canazzi wrote: