Re: Microsoft's Own Security Chief Says: STOP using Internet Explorer


On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 11:07 AM, Richard Turner wrote:
That is why I was so upset when Vispero bought out AI Squared and dumped Window-Eyes; the only true competition to Jaws
I hate to say it, but if you considered Window-Eyes to be "the only true competition to Jaws" then they had (and have) no real competition.  Window-Eyes was to the screen reader market much like what MS-Edge is to the web browser market - a distant also-ran.

This is not a comment about Window-Eyes functionality or utility, but this acquisition would and could never have taken place had AI Squared fought it, and they weren't about to fight it because they simply weren't winning in the marketplace.

I'd say that NVDA is giving JAWS a better run for its money (while not demanding any in return) than Window-Eyes did.   As of the release of Version 1809 of Windows 10 Microsoft Narrator has announced itself as a very serious competitor to any other screen reader, and Microsoft is far from "done" with Narrator yet.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

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