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Narrator in Windows 7 was a joke. Not even worth talking about in
my opinion. It could read its own introduction screen and not much
more. LOL! Microsoft Anna was a decent enough text to speech
voice, but she worked better in NVDA as a SAPI 5 voice rather than
windows' joke of a screenreader they called Narrator.
Brian V is correct. The name of the Windows native screenreader
should probably be changed. Otherwise we'll be educating people
for years who remember the joke that first debuted, to the best of
my knowledge, in Windows xp.
On 2/8/2019 1:42 PM, molly the blind
tech lover wrote:
I’m assuming Narrator in windows 7 was in
the settings app? I don’t think my machine even had a settings
Yes. Windows 7 had Narrator.
On 2/8/2019 3:29 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 03:06 PM, molly
the blind tech lover wrote:
Do you guys know if Windows 7 had
Narrator? I had a windows 7 machine but I can’t recall if
it had Narrator.
There's been a version of Narrator around
for a very long time. Prior to Windows 10 it really was a
Microsoft started taking accessibility much more seriously
starting with Windows 8, with lots of refining occurring
after that (and still ongoing). Even Narrator in Windows 10
prior to Version 1809 is not the same animal as Narrator now
(with now being Version 1809).
Hence my reaction earlier about talking about things that
have the same name, under different versions of Windows,
being senseless. Even talking pre-1809 and post-1809
Narrator in Windows 10 is, if not apples and oranges, is
kumquats and oranges.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build
A great deal of
intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the
need for illusion is deep.
~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back