Moderated Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

Dave Durber


I could not agree with you more.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

And Windows XP was, and still is, the best of them all, in my opinion. Of course, using Windows XP nowadays could be construed as commiting Security suicide, but I guess there were less buggy people hanging around those days. Cheers!

On 3/11/2021 1:17 pm, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
Windows 95, as the name implies, was released in 1995, to be precise and according to a Google search it was August 24, 1995.
Then came Windows 98 and 98SE:
Released in June 1998, Windows 98 built on Windows 95 and brought with it IE 4, Outlook Express, Windows Address Book, Microsoft Chat and NetShow Player, which was replaced by Windows Media Player 6.2 in Windows 98 Second Edition in 1999.
In June of 2000 Windows ME (Millennium Edition) was released which in retrospect was considered to be one of the worst versions of Windows ever released.
Windows XP came along in October of 2001 and finally put a lot of people who had upgraded to Millennium out of their misery.
In 2007 Windows Vista came along, another not so great Windows version and in October 2009 Windows 7 once again did a lot better until finally in 2015 Windows 10 was released.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: November 2, 2021 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

Hi Glenn and all.

I first started using JAWS in early 1996. It was why I became a convert from DOS to Windows. Back then it only worked on Windows 3.1. It was either in late 1996 or the following year that a release for Windows 95 came out.

Just sharing what I know.

Kevin, Valerie and Jilly

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

For some reason I thought I recalled using Jaws for windows in windows 3.1, before 95.
Maybe I was just booting windows and using Jaws for DOS in the CLI.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

and JAWS for Windows 95 came out in 95.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glenn@...]
Subject: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 1:04 PM
To: <>
There was Jaws for DOS.

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Gerald Levy via
*To:* <>
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 02, 2021 11:55 AM
*Subject:* Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

You have been using JAWS since 1989?Ã, That would be impossible
because JAWS was not introduced until 1995.Ã, In fact, I don't think
any screen reader existed in 1989, not even Voice Over.


On 11/2/2021 12:36 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Steve, as a 54-year old very active technology user who has been
using Jaws since 1989 I have tried to use NVDA a few times and I
just can't do much with it because of the differences. Yes, maybe
some keys are similar, but it still is quite different as well. Of
course then again I just have not felt motivated to really spend
time learning it to the point where I might feel more comfortable
with it since I always keep my Jaws up to date.


*From:* <> *On Behalf Of
*Steve Nutt
*Sent:* November 2, 2021 9:02 AM
*Subject:* Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.


Hi Billy,


I donââ,¬â"¢t think it would.


Many of the keystrokes are similar to JAWS.


All the best




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*From:* <> *On Behalf Of
*Billy Inglis
*Sent:* 02 November 2021 15:48
*Subject:* Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.


hi ED, at my time of life NVDA would be too much of a learning
curve, as well as the health Issues I have,

but thanks you guys, Billy

*From:*Edward Green

*Sent:*Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:56 PM


*Subject:*Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.


Fi Billy,

The annual subscription mentioned isnââ,¬â"¢t available tu us in the
UK as yet.

However, every summer Sight and Sound reduce the price of JAWS and
other FS products in line with sales offered by FS. I canââ,¬â"¢t
remember what the price of a JAWS licence was this year, but it
wasnââ,¬â"¢t over Ã,£150 I donââ,¬â"¢t think.

Hanging on until July/August is likely to be your best bet, though
NVDA as has already been suggested is a capable screen reader
which may well meet your needs.



On 2 November 2021 10:06:53 "Billy Inglis"
<billyinglis49@...> wrote:

hi guys, I have been Informed purchasing the Jaws Screen
Reader from Freedom Scientific these days is way to expensive.
So I am asking if there are other ways of purchasing the
software for us blindys?, Billy

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