moderated Re: Accessible Version of Visual Studio?
Annabelle Susan Morison
I got my computer with Windows 7 back in 2011, and I got a free upgrade to JAWS 15, thanks to Freedom Scientific in 2017. Unfortunately, JAWS 15 is the latest build my SMA allows me to run. As for Windows Updates, they cause my CD Rom drive to shut off after several hours, which makes JAWS turn into demo mode, despite the fact that I have an authenticated version with a valid license. It's a pain in the cushioned rear! My sighted friend, Markus Johnson (yes, that's "Markus" with a "K", not a "C"), is the one who tells me not to update that machine, since both of us found out the hard way what it does. In fact, it was Markus who formatted the wrong hard drive by accident, as we were going by drive letter, so the second time we had to restore the machine, we learned that you actually have to go by model number (like ST1000 or ST3500). And, I don't use the Internet with that machine, since I only perform music and audio recordings and beginning programming on it.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Munawar Bijani
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: Accessible Version of Visual Studio?
I've found VS 2017 to be great in accessibility, mostly because it implements UIA rather than whatever Microsoft was using when VS 2005 was around.
I'd argue that 2017 is the most accessible version yet. I use it at work every day and it works really well with both JAWS and NVDA.
Why does updating Windows "break" things for you? I'd get that sorted out if
I were you; people really shouldn't be using VS 2005 nowadays. Technology is so
different from what it used to be and I strongly recommend staying current,
especially with development tools. Things like the VC++ runtimes are updated
with each new version of Visual Studio as well, and many of these updates patch
security holes that you really don't want floating around.
On 6/17/2019 10:46 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote: