Re: abbyy fine reader 15 issues
Hmmm, well its 189 bucks but yeah.
With all the accessible scanner solutions either in doubt or just not updated or in limbo, bar maybe text cloner which costs 50 or so dollars less than mainstream software.
Its another thing.
I know we as blind will find it better using specialised software, however I think in my opinion that if we want to try to get more software accessible and integrate a bit more into the sightling world that were we can we should use mainstream to a point.
If its not at all accessible, I understand but if it is accessible or at least usable and the company is receptive to us then I'd push for full access.
Its not going to make everyone help us or everything accessible.
Steam for example has variable access though its going chromium so that may change, to quite a lot of third party security tools and there may be more.
Access has come a long way mind you.
A lot of games are accessible.
And anything that has to do with reading, office documents and recognition seems to have stronger accessability than standard.
And while its not always the case, it seems to be the smaller the maker the more ready they are to change.
It would be nice if all the big companies were accessible but if not all the big, the small to medium stuff.
One thing I have noticed not just in fine reader, but other places, is the mentallity that if it works with jaws, then it works for everything.
And while that has been the case for a while, I am unsure if it still is.
Back when I did use jaws 6, I knew that like nvda it was heavily script driven.
However like older pre xp windows 98, where every bit of hardware needed a driver installed and you had to get a lot of those yourself, everything needed a thirdparty script at least thats what it felt like to me.
Probably not everything but I remember having to get scripts for things that in other readers I had like supernova didn't need scripts to even work properly if at all.
Never mind the licencing which again, was not the best, ie, home for windows home, pro for windows pro.
It didn't bring me more features, at least they seemed to have ditched that scheme now.
On 14/01/2020 7:53 am, Gene wrote: