moderated Re: access and jaws
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Come on stop. Office 2000 is approaching 20 years old.
Are you telling me that your PC or whatever other equipment you’re using is also that old.
No one’s dismissing the prohibitive cost of technology, software or the constrained budgets the majority of the blind community has to deal with, but this comes off as a totally disingenuous and specious argument.
There are countless ways to obtain a more current version of office. Some I and others have brought up on this and other lists.
I don’t think I’ve paid more than $10 for a stand alone office 2016 license. These can be had on eBay for this and much cheaper. It’s completely legitimate and above board too. Has to do with some EU regulations and the deprecating of computers. It’s also been brought up many times the office 365 subscription model.
I haven’t bothered looking into it, but I’m sure office 2013 or even 2010 licenses can be had for even cheaper.
At this point, if anyone’s still running and depending on office 2000, it’s because they want to. Not because they have to.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Friday, September 6, 2019 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: access and jaws
There are lots of programs other than Microsoft that require the latest in screen access, such as browsers and audio programs, to name a couple, so that is why we all should have the latest, but we all cannot afford it.
So I think that you misunderstand that as well.
I believe that if the latest NVDA can work with older versions of MS products, and older Jaws can work, then there is no reason for the later Jaws to not keep on working with older Microsoft software that it used to work with.