Re: Free JAWS licence that was anounced today


While I would say that NVDA meets the needs of many "general" users,
unfortunately, there are still some situations where Jaws does what
NVDA can't. The program called "Band-in-a-Box" is such an example, as
the program doesn't appear to expose objects & the chords have to be
read using Jaws' capability of reading highlighted colors. Screen
modeling is becoming passe, though, as Microsoft is increasingly
discouraging mirror drivers & such for security reasons. The problem
is that the vast majority of developers don't develop w/accessibility
best practices in mind, & I'd hazard a guess that most wouldn't have
the vaguest idea of what they are or even that they exist. & to say
that MS itself has been spotty in their accessibility implementation
is the understatement of the century thus far & will likely continue
to be true for many years to come, unfortunately. That applies also to
other companies who ought to know better as well.

On 3/24/20, Brian Vogel <> wrote:
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 03:34 PM, Kerryn Gunness wrote:

when i ask questions about programs i use with NVDA, i am told the group
is for NVDA related questions and the thread becomes locked
just asking
There is a worldwide crisis occurring where many individuals are now
housebound (including myself).  Many of the members here are transitioning
to NVDA from another screen reader, one of which may be JAWS.  In a
situation such as this, when a major screen reader vendor offers a free
license to use their product it warrants mention throughout the various
screen reader online communities.

And, you have apparently not read through the content of this topic at all,
which you should do before commenting.   JAWS has been incidental, not
central, to it.  You'll find NVDA being mentioned many, many more times than
JAWS has been.  It was just the free offer that launched the topic, but it
certainly has not been its focus.  And even if the free offer had been its
focus, under the current circumstances, I'd allow it.  There are times rules
should absolutely be bent.  This is one of those.


Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

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