moderated Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>

Just want to make it clear you don't pay for each version missed. There is a upgrade fee for getting the latest version if you don't have an SMA. The fee is the same if you are 1 version behind or 5.

On 11/8/2019 12:59 PM, Mario wrote:
so, if someone I know wants (needs)not2020, they can pay for the annual
subscription even though they stopped with version 18, and not have to
pay for version 2018 and 2019?

On 11/8/2019 1:12 PM, Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io wrote:
The big selling point to the annual license is that you won't need to
do any catch up payments to get the newest license. Eric D. says this a
lot on the FS Cast for those who have an older version of JAWS. For
those of us with a current SMA, it doesn’t seem to be a benefit to move
to the annual license. It really is a nice method for breaking down the
initial investment barrier and also for allowing people to move between
screen readers without the guilt of having purchased a really expensive
initial license.

-----Original Message-----
From: < On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

Sieghard, just curious... if one falls behind in renewing their SMA
and decides to switch to purchasing the annual subscription, do they pay
for one subscription to update to the latest version therefore skipping
payment for the versions where they stopped, or do they have to pay for
each version that leads up to the latest version?

On 11/8/2019 7:01 AM, ARORA Meesha wrote:
Thank you for explaining it so well. And yes, the dealer in India
is giving discount on purchasing JAWS along with SMA for next two years.
SO I will be covered for three years.
Thank you. It's nice to have your opinion:)
Have a nice weekend!

-----Original Message-----
From: < On Behalf Of Sieghard
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

If you buy Jaws you should absolutely and positively buy the SMA
with it and, unless you for some reason absolutely can't afford it you
should maintain that SMA. Given the relatively rapid development of
Windows 10, you will find that in 2 or 3 or 4 years you may not be able
to get the best experience from Windows 10 unless you also have the
latest release of Jaws, furthermore new features are added which often
can be very useful such as Picture Smart in Jaws 2019 or the new Jaws
Scan cursor in Jaws 2020 which kicks in whenever you open a Windows 10
app such as the Calculator etc. If you don't get an SMA which entitles
you to two full upgrades and you want to upgrade, say in 3 years, you
then basically have to buy two sMA'S, the first to cover you for the two
versions you missed and another to get you up to date. For example:

Say you now buy Jaws 2020 along with an SMA. This will get you full
access to Jaws 2020 and it will also entitle you to get Jaws 2021 and
Jaws 2022.
Lets assume you buy Jaws 2020 without SMA, but in the fall of 2022
you want to get Jaws 2023.
You would then have to buy two SMA's, one to cover Jaws 2021 and
Jaws 2022, then a second SMA which would then get you Jaws 2023 and
entitle you to Jaws 2024.
In the end you pay the same except you have to pay for two SMA's
all at once and you may actually pay more because often if you buy an
SMA right away you get it for a slightly lesser price. I believe you are
in India and I don't know how it is handled there, but I believe in the
US and Canada you get a bit of a discount if you buy a new SMA within a
couple of months after the old one runs out.

-----Original Message-----
From: < On Behalf Of ARORA Meesha
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

Thanks all and yes, the home version also can be installed on 3
Is it a good idea to go for sma as well?
I am trying to decide if I should go for sma as well along with
purchase of JAWS?

-----Original Message-----
From: < On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

Not so. The home version can only be installed on 3 computers. the
pro version i think is 5 or more computers. and you can use remote
access to another computer.
other then this they are the same

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Durber
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

The JAWS Home Edition is the same as having the JAWS Proffessional
edition. In other words, there is no difference, except in the name and
the difference in the price.



Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----

From: ARORA Meesha
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 3:36 PM
Subject: Any difference between JAWS home and commercial version

Hello members,

I am currently using JAWS 2020 commercial license in my office and
I am interested to purchase JAWS 2020 Home edition for my personal use.

Is there is a difference in the functionalities while using various
applications in both the editions-home and commercial version?

I have got Windows 10 home edition in my personal laptop.

Also is it a good idea to purchase SMA along with JAWS?



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