locked Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription
David & his pack of dogs
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Sieghard’s message reminded me of when I was on Social assistance. The worker suggested we were living the high life and needed to cut back on things. I rarely get annoyed but this time I lit into her. I asked her when the last time we got our cheque increased and, how much has the cost of living gone up since then? Naturally she could not give me an answer. Sorry, but some of these workers make it a daily habit of stopping in at Star Bucks and they have the nerve to tell me to cut back on expenses? $90 per year is not that much. It works out too under $8 per month.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: November 2, 2018 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription
Hi Maria and Gerald,
But it is also not that unreasonable to expect that at some point the price for everything goes up. There is such a thing as inflation and it's not like Vispero pays their employees the same wage as they did 20 years ago or that rent, utilities and all that has not gone up. How many of us spend the$90 Jaws is now charging for this subscription each month for our cell phone plan? How many of us pay that or more for our Netflix subscription, for our Apple Music, Spotify or other music service subscription? For how long has FS charged the same $120 for their SMA? Is it really such a big deal to pay $7.50 a month for Jaws instead of $5? That $2.50 difference is less than what a lot of us spend on a coffee from Starbucks and how often a month do you buy that? OK, so maybe you don't buy Starbucks coffee, but there is any number of other examples I could quote where we spend money on luxuries or things we don't really need even for those among us who are on a very limited income. I bet most of us waste more than $2.50 a month on food we throw out because we forgot about it and it has gone bad, Americans and Canadians after all are among the countries with the highest food waste and that is a fact. The point is that Jaws is not a luxury because those of us who need it can't just say "Oh, this month money is tight so maybe let's not go out for dinner or buy lunch but instead I eat a sandwich at home to save money". And for those with relatively basic computer needs there is always NVDA and even Narrator is getting to a point where somebody could happily do email, browse the web and so on. Nobody forces you to use Jaws if you don't want to pay for it for whatever reason.
It seems to me that if and when the SMA program is terminated, the least they can do is discount the licenses with additional years. Has Freedom Scientific/VFO/Vispero forgotten that most blind people don't have a lot of money since so many of us are not employed or receive our JAWS from agencies?
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On 11/1/2018 9:53 PM, cecropia64 wrote: