Moderated Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

Dave Durber

As far as I remember, the last version release for JAWS for DOS, was 3.62.
In addition to the screen readers and synthesizers backthen, there was also the VersaBraille I and VersaBraille II and II+. With its emulator, Vert, VB users could interact directly with the VB and their DOS computer. Many programs were written for the VB II and II+, including Duxbury.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.

But that must have already been a different version of Jaws than the Jaws for DOS I had in 1989 which I think was also version 1.something.


From: <> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: November 2, 2021 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader cost?.



Yes, JAWS 1.0 supported Windows 3.1 when it was released in Jan 95.



On 2 November 2021 18:31:51 "Glenn / Lenny" <glenn@...> wrote:

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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