Re: Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)


Ken Perry
 

 

 

This has nothing to do with blindness but if you want to read about some of the cool history of computers.  Read the book “Coders at Work” on Audible.  It is amazing history and insite to how we got  where we are.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:44 PM
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! That’s  real old! It would be something to see if  you are studying the history of the computer.  I’ve always wondered what they were like when they started out.

 

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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: July 19, 2022 11:39 AM
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In 1971, I took a computer programming class where the computers were big appliances that had to be in an air-conditioned computer room.  There was no such thing as a personal computer, back then.  Each thing was a big machine about the size of a washing machine.  The disk drive took a big stack of 12-inch records.  The tape drive used ten-inch reels.  We ran punch cards to run programs and test data.  I can’t tell you all about what was on the disks and tapes.  This class taught two computer languages.  One was called RPG, which stood for report program generator.  The second language was cobol, which stood for common ordinary business oriented language.  Pam.

 

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From: Dave Grossoehme
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2022 11:30 AM
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Hi: My first desktop computer was before Windows.  I started out by using one of the first in line of the Jaws For Dos programs.  However, the history of blind using computers goes back before a desktop computer existed.  I only know of paarts of the information, of which there was a program on punched cards that could be added to other punched card programs to make a IBM 1403 Printer write in braille.  Also IBM had started work on software for the blind to use with some of the first IBM consoles, which was a large typewriter that you typed commands into a main frame computer.

Dave

 

On 7/15/2022 11:07 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

Hi, Pam,

 

The very first computer I got had a demo version of window eyes. I had gotten it from Computers for the Blind in Texas.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2022 7:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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My first windows computer that I got in 2000 had window bridge in it.  But I felt so alone, because nobody could help me, because they either had jaws or window eyes in theirs.  Pam.

 

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From: Chris Smart
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2022 10:43 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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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.

 

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> The hidden history of screen readers

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

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