Re: Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)

Chris Tromborg

Window-Eyes?  Telnet?  The very mention of these warms the cockles of me heart.


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From: <> On Behalf Of Ken Perry
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2022 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)



I don’t know that they have advanced so much.  The best combination of Word processor and screen reader still is ASAP and word 5.1 (I still have a laptop that runs both and use a DecTalk Express s with it) There are a lot of combinations like that that far out strip using things like NVDA and Word and or Jaws and word.  I would almost call it a twostep.  In many cases we take two steps forward and one step back.  In some cases it’s the opposite we take 1 step forward and two back.    Using command line shells like telnet was much better than it currently is with Jaws and NVDA only because the MsDos screen readers let you configure the command line apps like Pine much better.  Now days it is harder to use things like pine and  editors in the shell unless you just switch to Linux and use speakup for the command line.   Oh well I am sure I am showing my age in this post I just wanted to say I don’t think Screen readers actually have advanced that much.


From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)


On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 05:20 AM, Gene wrote:

I'm not sure this is the place to go into at length how much screen-readers have advanced since they first came out but they have advanced enormously.

I have allowed this topic to go on well past any direct involvement with NVDA, and that's because it is of clear interest to a large number among the readership and this "walk down memory lane" has blessedly remained constrained to this single topic.  I see no point in shutting it down now, nor of trying to steer it back to NVDA, either.  We're so deep into thread drift territory that there's no turning back.  I can't recall the last topic that made it to over 110 posts and counting.

If anyone has tired of this topic, and would rather not see one more post from it, that's what the "Mute this Topic" link at the end of every message that gets sent was put there for.  Activate it.

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