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Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers

Akshaya Choudhary
 

You get used to it. Words don't run into each other, you can recognize them as you do at slower speeds. Default speeds are too slow and inefficient for navigating around. You can easily go beyond default speeds, how high, that is a question. And, perhaps depends from person to person.
By flutter I mean, a kind of shiver in the voice or the voice getting more robotic than usual. In E-speak it occurs at 100% and at alll boost mode rates. It is still comprehensible, just annoying.
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Re: NVDA vs. Narrator: NVDA still wins.

 

what is stream labs and obs?



On 7/16/2018 9:22 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I have used narrator wiht firefox, chrome and edge. All work ok, some better thanothrs. I also use narrator with stream labs and obs.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 6:44 PM, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:

try chrome

from what I understand it is doable with narator or at least most of it is.




On 7/16/2018 6:21 PM, John Isige wrote:
So I listened to a very nice podcast about one of the new Narrator features on the Insiders build, the start guide. I fired up Narrator, just to see what it was like. Opened Firefox, and Narrator pretty much wouldn't read or navigate a site, Youtube as it happens. Popped NVDA back on, and it worked just fine.


Not to turn this into a Narrator thread, but does Narrator only work, or mostly work, with Microsoft apps? I periodically test Narrator because it's there so why not? Plus Windows is integrating it more, e.g. you can supposedly install 10 from scratch using Narrator, Narrator in safe mode, and so on. I figure that makes it worth getting familiar with if for no other reason than I'll know how to use it when it's the thing I'll need to use. But it's gonna be hard to become familiar with it if it doesn't work with chunks of the stuff I use. Is there a Narrator list or something, like this list basically? I tried looking around for something like "using Microsoft narrator with Firefox", but I just get stuff about using Narrator generally or occasional reviews of using older versions of Narrator.


I'm thankful Microsoft is making accessibility a bigger priority and giving us things like installation and safe mode, well I've never really tried either but you know, I'm glad they're there if something comes up. But for me, Narrator's nowhere near NVDA. I know some people have implied that it is, and I'm not trying to make this a fight or anything. So I'm sort of trying to find out, you know does all of this great functionality come from sticking solely to Microsoft's stuff? Because I don't get the hype. I can't imagine using it as my primary screen reader for any length of time. People say it's getting closer to things like NVDA. But for me, I just don't see it. Am I missing something? Because right now I think my dream scenario would be NVDA from power on, or as close as it could be managed.





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Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

I don't try to listen at faster speeds than the default. How the hell can you notice a flutter when the speech is so fast the words run together?


On 17/07/2018 4:24 PM, Sociohack AC wrote:

I'm so used to E-speak that Eloquence is incoherent to me. But, the flutter you get in E-speak in the boost mode is hindering me to achieve faster speeds. So, I'm forcing myself to get used to Eloquence.

And yes, the so called natural sounding synthesizers are not as good at high speeds. But then, SAPI5 and one core voices aren't much behind if we compare them to these so called natural voices at moderate voices. I tried a demo of Acapella, didn't like it much. It's high quality voices do sound good, and more human like, but you can't use them at high speeds. The speech becomes incoherent. There is a clatter in the background.  When it comes to high speed functionality, there is nothing better than E[speak and Eloquence.
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Re: Tips for speed reading /listening with screen readers

Akshaya Choudhary
 

I'm so used to E-speak that Eloquence is incoherent to me. But, the flutter you get in E-speak in the boost mode is hindering me to achieve faster speeds. So, I'm forcing myself to get used to Eloquence.

And yes, the so called natural sounding synthesizers are not as good at high speeds. But then, SAPI5 and one core voices aren't much behind if we compare them to these so called natural voices at moderate voices. I tried a demo of Acapella, didn't like it much. It's high quality voices do sound good, and more human like, but you can't use them at high speeds. The speech becomes incoherent. There is a clatter in the background.  When it comes to high speed functionality, there is nothing better than E[speak and Eloquence.
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Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

Okay, so I updated to the latest Skype because I didn't want to lose
settings and whatnot.


It's ... not as bad as I feared. The latest version is 8.25 and the
interface is more understandable than I thought it was last year. Alt
doesn't do anything, which sucks, but the buttons and the dialogues that
open when you press them make more sense the more I delve into it. The
one issue I thought I'd have is being able to read my chat history, but
there's an option to export that as an HTML file and Google Chrome
doesn't flip a lid if the document is too big like Firefox sometimes
can. And my entire chat history for the last year and a half (since I
moved to this computer in other words) has been exported in that file. I
assume I can just keep doing that whenever I've had a super long
conversation.

On 17/07/2018 3:26 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi


Do not forget the web version of skype 2 i here also use both skype desk
top at present and the app version.


There is a tutorial for desk top and app but not web yet it is written
and a audio one just not corrected yet.


Gene nz


On 7/17/2018 4:56 PM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
I just want to find something with a simple, accessible interface that
I can use for sending messages and making voice calls.

On 17/07/2018, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Odd, yeah I can get around it very very quickly. It pretty much is like
skype 8 on the mac, very easy to flip between stuff.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 1:52 PM, John Isige <gwynn@tds.net> wrote:

Pretty sure Skype for Win. 10 doesn't have menus. I'm not talking about
Skype 8, but Skype for Win. 10. It mostly works, though it's kind of slow,
but I haven't gotten sending files to work from it yet, though I did
receive one the other day. If classic's going away, that's what I'll be
using and I think that's the one feature I haven't gotten working yet.


On 7/16/2018 15:48, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
I have done it through the menus, I haven't tried a hotkey for it.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Have you gotten sending files to work in Skype on Windows 10? If so, how?
I'm fairly sure the keystroke is supposed to be shift-ctrl-f to send a
file but I've never gotten it to work, it does something else instead,
can't recall what at the moment and I'm not on the machine running it to
check.







Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


Do not forget the web version of skype 2 i here also use both skype desk
top at present and the app version.


There is a tutorial for desk top and app but not web yet it is written
and a audio one just not corrected yet.


Gene nz

On 7/17/2018 4:56 PM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
I just want to find something with a simple, accessible interface that
I can use for sending messages and making voice calls.

On 17/07/2018, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Odd, yeah I can get around it very very quickly. It pretty much is like
skype 8 on the mac, very easy to flip between stuff.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 1:52 PM, John Isige <gwynn@tds.net> wrote:

Pretty sure Skype for Win. 10 doesn't have menus. I'm not talking about
Skype 8, but Skype for Win. 10. It mostly works, though it's kind of slow,
but I haven't gotten sending files to work from it yet, though I did
receive one the other day. If classic's going away, that's what I'll be
using and I think that's the one feature I haven't gotten working yet.


On 7/16/2018 15:48, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
I have done it through the menus, I haven't tried a hotkey for it.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Have you gotten sending files to work in Skype on Windows 10? If so, how?
I'm fairly sure the keystroke is supposed to be shift-ctrl-f to send a
file but I've never gotten it to work, it does something else instead,
can't recall what at the moment and I'm not on the machine running it to
check.







Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

 

Well aparently new skype is supposed to be having the same interface so maybe I try it and see.

On 7/17/2018 3:06 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Alright then, Shaun I will wait further instructions more on how to shift to new line of Skype version from here but surely the rest of the folks here are vastly impacted by this killing of the classic interface if there will be a time to be out in the space soon for sure the pressure will be more intense as it was generally specially for the blind who uses themselves the classic for their job calls, Or rather look for alternative VOIP service that is accessible

Robert Mendoza


On 7/17/2018 8:07 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Every platform, however to be honest you will have to learn the new skype if you need it I for myself don't but if you do you will have to use the new one as best as you can.




On 7/17/2018 10:35 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Hi, can someone validate this statement are true for the sake of the welfare of others. For I know it's been almost years been using Skype for call and video conferencing to my folks. And how this will be going to be severely impacted some of us using of the Skype. The reason of this is because here in my area some of the folks and businesses uses Skype for their jobs, and useful to consider as well. Better to provide link that could shed details for this matter.Is this concern for the Windows 10 only or to other platform?

Robert Mendoza


On 7/17/2018 5:56 AM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
I'm on a family plan with TMobile. It's unlimited, with no overage
charges.  But iy ou use a certain amount of data in one month, they
throttle the connection, making it much slower.  I only use it during
the day when in the backyard or when on trips.  Otherwise, I use our
home wifi, so it's not an issue.  I would never use a pay as you go
plan, because I use the Internet for many hours per day, and my Skype
conversations are a minimum of three hours each.

I don't pay for the home wifi, and other things, which are not mine,
are connected to it.  Plus, my parents know very little about
computers, so I'm not going to play with their modem.

On 16/07/2018, Steve Nutt <steve@comproom.co.uk> wrote:
Hi Sean,

I like Chrome, so therefore, I like hangouts.  I'd rather have Chrome than
Edge any day.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: 16 July 2018 22:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

I am not exactly happy with leaving skype, since skype has been something I
have had to use on and off, however while there was a potential time that I
may have had to use skype, fact is there for business it never happened that
way.

Hangouts needs chrome, I would really like a stand alone client if I could
have that.

I have not decided but I may try to learn the new skype, however a lot of
family use whats app on a newer mobile device and there is also skype and
others and who knows.

I like my pc though.




On 7/17/2018 9:25 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled
with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an
issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are
many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible. It will also be
interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with
regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

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     A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for
all humankind.

             ~ Richard Dehmel













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Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

John Isige
 

Got any tips then? As an example, if I open up Skype, and pick a
conversation, sometimes it thrashes around with it's messaging model or
whatever until it settles down. Then I have to tab to the actual
conversation and get down to the last messages or tab to the edit field
or whatever. I'm not saying it doesn't work or anything, but it just
seems to take a bit to do stuff.

On 7/16/2018 23:21, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Odd, yeah I can get around it very very quickly. It pretty  much is
like skype 8 on the mac, very easy to flip between stuff.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 1:52 PM, John Isige <gwynn@tds.net
<mailto:gwynn@tds.net>> wrote:

Pretty sure Skype for Win. 10 doesn't have menus. I'm not talking
about Skype 8, but Skype for Win. 10. It mostly works, though it's
kind of slow, but I haven't gotten sending files to work from it yet,
though I did receive one the other day. If classic's going away,
that's what I'll be using and I think that's the one feature I
haven't gotten working yet.


On 7/16/2018 15:48, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
I have done it through the menus, I haven't tried a hotkey for it.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
<nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>> On Behalf Of John
Isige
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Have you gotten sending files to work in Skype on Windows 10? If so,
how? I'm fairly sure the keystroke is supposed to be shift-ctrl-f to
send a file but I've never gotten it to work, it does something else
instead, can't recall what at the moment and I'm not on the machine
running it to check.





Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I just want to find something with a simple, accessible interface that
I can use for sending messages and making voice calls.

On 17/07/2018, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Odd, yeah I can get around it very very quickly. It pretty much is like
skype 8 on the mac, very easy to flip between stuff.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 1:52 PM, John Isige <gwynn@tds.net> wrote:

Pretty sure Skype for Win. 10 doesn't have menus. I'm not talking about
Skype 8, but Skype for Win. 10. It mostly works, though it's kind of slow,
but I haven't gotten sending files to work from it yet, though I did
receive one the other day. If classic's going away, that's what I'll be
using and I think that's the one feature I haven't gotten working yet.


On 7/16/2018 15:48, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
I have done it through the menus, I haven't tried a hotkey for it.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Have you gotten sending files to work in Skype on Windows 10? If so, how?
I'm fairly sure the keystroke is supposed to be shift-ctrl-f to send a
file but I've never gotten it to work, it does something else instead,
can't recall what at the moment and I'm not on the machine running it to
check.








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Re: NVDA vs. Narrator: NVDA still wins.

Sarah k Alawami
 

I have used narrator wiht firefox, chrome and edge. All work ok, some better thanothrs. I also use narrator with stream labs and obs.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 6:44 PM, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:

try chrome

from what I understand it is doable with narator or at least most of it is.




On 7/16/2018 6:21 PM, John Isige wrote:
So I listened to a very nice podcast about one of the new Narrator features on the Insiders build, the start guide. I fired up Narrator, just to see what it was like. Opened Firefox, and Narrator pretty much wouldn't read or navigate a site, Youtube as it happens. Popped NVDA back on, and it worked just fine.


Not to turn this into a Narrator thread, but does Narrator only work, or mostly work, with Microsoft apps? I periodically test Narrator because it's there so why not? Plus Windows is integrating it more, e.g. you can supposedly install 10 from scratch using Narrator, Narrator in safe mode, and so on. I figure that makes it worth getting familiar with if for no other reason than I'll know how to use it when it's the thing I'll need to use. But it's gonna be hard to become familiar with it if it doesn't work with chunks of the stuff I use. Is there a Narrator list or something, like this list basically? I tried looking around for something like "using Microsoft narrator with Firefox", but I just get stuff about using Narrator generally or occasional reviews of using older versions of Narrator.


I'm thankful Microsoft is making accessibility a bigger priority and giving us things like installation and safe mode, well I've never really tried either but you know, I'm glad they're there if something comes up. But for me, Narrator's nowhere near NVDA. I know some people have implied that it is, and I'm not trying to make this a fight or anything. So I'm sort of trying to find out, you know does all of this great functionality come from sticking solely to Microsoft's stuff? Because I don't get the hype. I can't imagine using it as my primary screen reader for any length of time. People say it's getting closer to things like NVDA. But for me, I just don't see it. Am I missing something? Because right now I think my dream scenario would be NVDA from power on, or as close as it could be managed.





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Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Sarah k Alawami
 

Odd, yeah I can get around it very very quickly. It pretty  much is like skype 8 on the mac, very easy to flip between stuff.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 1:52 PM, John Isige <gwynn@...> wrote:

Pretty sure Skype for Win. 10 doesn't have menus. I'm not talking about Skype 8, but Skype for Win. 10. It mostly works, though it's kind of slow, but I haven't gotten sending files to work from it yet, though I did receive one the other day. If classic's going away, that's what I'll be using and I think that's the one feature I haven't gotten working yet.


On 7/16/2018 15:48, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
I have done it through the menus, I haven't tried a hotkey for it.
Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Have you gotten sending files to work in Skype on Windows 10? If so, how? I'm fairly sure the keystroke is supposed to be shift-ctrl-f to send a file but I've never gotten it to work, it does something else instead, can't recall what at the moment and I'm not on the machine running it to check.









Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Tyler Wood
 

Hi,

Discord is...usable. By no means accessible, but you can read chats, switch servers, add servers, join voice channels, etc. All with relative ease.

The hardest part is figuring out how everything is laid out.



On 16-Jul-2018 11:06 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:

Okay, the simple answer, for me, is that no mattter how many accessible options there are, my friends are all either on Skype or Discord, and the latter is still inaccessible last I heard. I can't expect my sighted friends to go to TeamTalk or any other thing, and from the sounds of things it wouldn't be worth it the few times I call anyone.


I mainly use Skype's text chat feature. In current Skype, it is easier to flip between conversations and read the chat history. In Skype 8, which I tried last year, I could not work out how to do either.


On 17/07/2018 7:25 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible.  It will also be interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

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    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 




Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

Okay, the simple answer, for me, is that no mattter how many accessible options there are, my friends are all either on Skype or Discord, and the latter is still inaccessible last I heard. I can't expect my sighted friends to go to TeamTalk or any other thing, and from the sounds of things it wouldn't be worth it the few times I call anyone.


I mainly use Skype's text chat feature. In current Skype, it is easier to flip between conversations and read the chat history. In Skype 8, which I tried last year, I could not work out how to do either.


On 17/07/2018 7:25 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible.  It will also be interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 



Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Tyler Wood
 

Hi,

I certainly don't find the windows 10 app terrible.

It's no worse than anything else out there as far as general navigation. Google hangouts comes to mind here. They are laid out very similarly.

So, before we start pointing figures that skype classic needed to stay, consider that Microsoft moved forward to keep up with other apps long after those apps came on the market and changed the general look and feel of these sorts of programs.


I have yet to use skype 8.0, so I'm reserving judgement. But I can't imagine it is unusable or any worse than anything else out there in 2018.




On 16-Jul-2018 10:59 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi, Brian

I agreed that is the least steps to consider to take place our actions, if microsoft insist us to move to a new version better to come up with better mitigation to resolve to make it possible to be accessible. Also, like to add, since we are talking Skype here. I tried to open the Skype apps to my Windows 10 but unlikely so slow to load. Not sure if others has the same experience with it.

Robert mendoza



On 7/17/2018 11:41 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:36 PM, P. Otter wrote:
we can ask microsoft to keep skype classic alive!
Or you can ask them to make the latest version accessible.

I can tell you which is likely to have even the slightest possibility of a positive outcome.
 
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    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 




Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi, Brian

I agreed that is the least steps to consider to take place our actions, if microsoft insist us to move to a new version better to come up with better mitigation to resolve to make it possible to be accessible. Also, like to add, since we are talking Skype here. I tried to open the Skype apps to my Windows 10 but unlikely so slow to load. Not sure if others has the same experience with it.

Robert mendoza



On 7/17/2018 11:41 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:36 PM, P. Otter wrote:
we can ask microsoft to keep skype classic alive!
Or you can ask them to make the latest version accessible.

I can tell you which is likely to have even the slightest possibility of a positive outcome.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 



Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

 

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:36 PM, P. Otter wrote:
we can ask microsoft to keep skype classic alive!
Or you can ask them to make the latest version accessible.

I can tell you which is likely to have even the slightest possibility of a positive outcome.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 


Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

P. Otter
 

hi, but changing to another communicationtool than skype, it is also another system than skype.
i've a lot of contacts they are also using skype.
all the contacts we have are lost or they have to change with you!
i think it will be a mess!
we can ask microsoft to keep skype classic alive!
cheers
paul otter
 

Op 16-7-2018 om 23:25 schreef Brian Vogel:

This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible.  It will also be interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.

           ~ Richard Dehmel

 

 



Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Robert Mendoza
 

Alright then, Shaun I will wait further instructions more on how to shift to new line of Skype version from here but surely the rest of the folks here are vastly impacted by this killing of the classic interface if there will be a time to be out in the space soon for sure the pressure will be more intense as it was generally specially for the blind who uses themselves the classic for their job calls, Or rather look for alternative VOIP service that is accessible

Robert Mendoza

On 7/17/2018 8:07 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Every platform, however to be honest you will have to learn the new skype if you need it I for myself don't but if you do you will have to use the new one as best as you can.




On 7/17/2018 10:35 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Hi, can someone validate this statement are true for the sake of the welfare of others. For I know it's been almost years been using Skype for call and video conferencing to my folks. And how this will be going to be severely impacted some of us using of the Skype. The reason of this is because here in my area some of the folks and businesses uses Skype for their jobs, and useful to consider as well. Better to provide link that could shed details for this matter.Is this concern for the Windows 10 only or to other platform?

Robert Mendoza


On 7/17/2018 5:56 AM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
I'm on a family plan with TMobile.  It's unlimited, with no overage
charges.  But iy ou use a certain amount of data in one month, they
throttle the connection, making it much slower.  I only use it during
the day when in the backyard or when on trips.  Otherwise, I use our
home wifi, so it's not an issue.  I would never use a pay as you go
plan, because I use the Internet for many hours per day, and my Skype
conversations are a minimum of three hours each.

I don't pay for the home wifi, and other things, which are not mine,
are connected to it.  Plus, my parents know very little about
computers, so I'm not going to play with their modem.

On 16/07/2018, Steve Nutt <steve@comproom.co.uk> wrote:
Hi Sean,

I like Chrome, so therefore, I like hangouts.  I'd rather have Chrome than
Edge any day.

All the best

Steve

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: 16 July 2018 22:35
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

I am not exactly happy with leaving skype, since skype has been something I
have had to use on and off, however while there was a potential time that I
may have had to use skype, fact is there for business it never happened that
way.

Hangouts needs chrome, I would really like a stand alone client if I could
have that.

I have not decided but I may try to learn the new skype, however a lot of
family use whats app on a newer mobile device and there is also skype and
others and who knows.

I like my pc though.




On 7/17/2018 9:25 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled
with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an
issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are
many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible. It will also be
interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with
regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

     A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for
all humankind.

             ~ Richard Dehmel













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Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

Lino Morales
 

That’s a rather stupid blanket statement Sean. I’m sure their still a lot of blind people who still use Skype regardless of what platform they are on.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 9:55:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -
 
Is skype app the same?

 From where I am standing, the blind just don't use skype anymore.

So we can't do any work needing skype now.




On 7/17/2018 11:59 AM, mikolaj holysz wrote:
> Skype 8's already out, it's much less accessible and much harder to
> use. It's an issue for those who need to use skype because the people
> they want to contact use skype and it's hard to convince them to do
> otherwise. That might be because of business rules mandating it's use
> for internal calls or skype subscriptions the business has. It might
> also be an issue for those for whom using Skype is much cheaper than
> using anything else, perhaps because they already have a long
> subscription for calling phones via Skype, a way to cheaply get gift
> codes for such subscription (perhaps from a loyalty programs) or some
> exemption in their carrier's data plans for using Skype that doesn't
> exist for other, competing services.
>
>
>
> W dniu 2018-07-16 o 23:25, Brian Vogel pisze:
>> This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and
>> dabbled with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this
>> such an issue?
>>
>> It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there
>> are many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible.  It will
>> also be interesting to see what UI interface changes occur,
>> particularly with regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
>> --
>>
>> Brian *-*Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
>>
>> /A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love
>> for all humankind./
>>
>>             ~ Richard Dehmel
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -

 

Is skype app the same?

From where I am standing, the blind just don't use skype anymore.

So we can't do any work needing skype now.

On 7/17/2018 11:59 AM, mikolaj holysz wrote:
Skype 8's already out, it's much less accessible and much harder to use. It's an issue for those who need to use skype because the people they want to contact use skype and it's hard to convince them to do otherwise. That might be because of business rules mandating it's use for internal calls or skype subscriptions the business has. It might also be an issue for those for whom using Skype is much cheaper than using anything else, perhaps because they already have a long subscription for calling phones via Skype, a way to cheaply get gift codes for such subscription (perhaps from a loyalty programs) or some exemption in their carrier's data plans for using Skype that doesn't exist for other, competing services.



W dniu 2018-07-16 o 23:25, Brian Vogel pisze:
This is a serious question from someone who is aware of Skype, and dabbled with it, but never adopted it for regular use:   Why is this such an issue?

It doesn't just seem to me, but it's been confirmed here, that there are many alternatives to Skype many of which are accessible.  It will also be interesting to see what UI interface changes occur, particularly with regard to accessibility, with Skype 8.0.
--

Brian *-*Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

/A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind./

            ~ Richard Dehmel