Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Brad Snyder

Hal got its name from the talking diabolical robot in the movie 2001: A Space Oddity.
The accompanying screen magnification product was called Lunar.  It was similar to ZoomText, in that it was available in both magnification only and magnification with speech.
The original SuperNova product was Hal bundled with the Lunar screen magnification product.  This is similar to Vispero’s current Fusion product.

- Brad -

On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:18, Richard Bartholomew <rlbart53@...> wrote:

Just for info even though non-NVDA related…Dolphin were founded in the mid-80’s to further the development of the HAL screenreader primarily – the forerunner of Supernova.  HAL was very popular in those early days when there were very few packages around but it started to lose influence once the likes of Vocal-Eyes and JAWS for DOS gained market share.  When Supernova eventually came along, although it was very good at what it did with certain software, it did not have the flexibility of other packages.
Richard Bartholomew
From: <> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 13 February 2019 23:11
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users
Hi, Brad,
For years now I thought Dolphin was a screen reader. Thanks for the correction.
From: [] On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users
Dolphin is not a screen reader, rather it is a company in the U.K. that markets several access technology software products.  Their primary product is the SuperNova Access Suite, which includes a screen reader and screen magnification product.
Dolphin is pretty big in Europe, but not so widely used in the United States, though they have been around for a while.

- Brad -

On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:04, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:
This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 

Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

I've never heard of dolphin before lol. 

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.


Join to automatically receive all group messages.