moderated Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

Brian K. Lingard

Dear David Diamond & List:
That may be true. I Know they have sold Perkins Braillers for years at exactly what Ontario ADP pays maximum.

TO this day, I do not think CNIV stocks Amy Perkins Accessories, such as the wooden carrying case or the DYMO tape adapter.
They recently purchased Frontier Computing mot being able to bill the several provinces will seriously cramp their style.

Brian K. Lingard

From: <> On Behalf of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:37 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

I have it on good authority that the agency you speak of here in Canada cannot do business with government agencies anymore. Too greedy. They shot themselves in the foot because they vastly marked up the price of visual aids when submitting quotes to the government for such aids. .

From: <> On Behalf Of Brian K. Lingard
Sent: February 16, 2020 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

Dear Mario & List:
The toll-free number for VISPERO is (800) 444-4443. However, Canadians are referred to Optalec Canada, their distributor here.

I have bought SMA from the U. S. occasionally, but the proper procedure is to order from Optalec Canada. CNIV is now a dealer of VISPERO.
I do not believe Canadians qualify for the annual subscription, however OPTALEC will know if we have it.
From: <> On Behalf of Mario
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

I thought Vispero/FS was going to allow the subscription plan for Canadian users. has that fizzled out?
From: Richard Turner []
To: <>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020, 11:58 AM
Subject: Question regarding jaws SMA
The price for an SMA last time was $60. So less expensive to maintain that than go to the $90 subscription unless you are several versions out of date.
Too bad the subscription model is just for those of us in the US.

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-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane Wagner

On Feb 14, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <> wrote:

That depends on how far behind you are.

If you are on Jaws 2019 and just didn’t have an SMA to upgrade to Jaws
2020 you should be able to buy a new SMA at whatever the price is and it will give you Jaws 2020 and Jaws 2021 this fall.

If you are still on Jaws 2018 you should be able to buy a new SMA and this would entitle you to upgrade to Jaws 2019 and Jaws 2020, of course there is no need to actually install Jaws 2019, you would go straight to Jaws 2020, but at that point your SMA is once again used up and if you want Jaws 2021 this fall you would need to buy another SMA either right away or at the latest by October.

If you are on anything prior to Jaws 2018 like Jaws 18 or even 17, you would have to immediately buy 2 SMA’s to even get Jaws 2020.

Alternatively, if you live in the US you can switch to the Jaws subscription model which is I believe $90 a year, this would entitle you to upgrade right away to Jaws 2020 no matter what version you are on, then you continue to pay $90 each year and this will always entitle you to install and use the latest update.

Having said all this, I would highly recommend you speak to Vispero directly at 1-727-803-8600, let them look up your account via the Jaws serial number you have and ask what your options are.

They do also have a toll-free number, but I don’t currently have it handy.

*Best regards,*



*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Blind Gamer
*Sent:* Friday, February 14, 2020 6:37 AM
*Subject:* Question regarding jaws SMA**

Hi I have one question
If we didn't renew jaws SMA then how much price for upgrade


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