Re: Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)


Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Vocal-Eyes was GW Micro's DOS screen reader. It was my first screen reading program back when I used DOS 6.2 and Procom Plus and the Lynx browser in a shell account to access the Internet.  I used Vocal-Eyes with Word Perfect 5.1 and 6.0 word processing software.

On 7/15/2022 11:00 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I thought it was window eyes which I have used. It might have also been vocal eyes in 1994 or so. I remember quitting to windows or quitting to doss.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Smart
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Great article.

However, and perhaps I misunderstood, but it sounds like the author suggests Jaws for Windows was the first screenreader for Windows. Nope. The first was Windows Bridge, from SynthaVoice Computers Inc. and was out at least three years before JFW.



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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Aravind R
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very nice informative article.

On 15/07/2022, Brian's Mail list account via groups.io <bglists@...> wrote:
Yes not read it all yet. I'd no idea it was accessibility week, or are
we late to the party due to inaccessibility. grin Brian

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Hi,

I came across this today and am sharing it here because I think that
many here will find it interesting. (Link below my name.)

-Laurie




The hidden history of screen readers






https://www.theverge.com/23203911/screen-readers-history-blind-henter-
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