Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Gerald Levy

But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows 10.  The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown sound, then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds.  What’s the point of keeping some sounds while eliminating others?

Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10
jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws 16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

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From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
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Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!


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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful, even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.  Pick your battles.

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

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

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