It was a bit confusing back in those days. Often the synthesizer
hardware had a different name from the screen reader; but the sales
people didn't tell us that. If you bought VERT Pro, the software
was VERT, but the synthesizer board had a different name that I
can't remember. Soft VERT had different hardware and different
software and was about half the price as VERT Pro. The SoftVERT
software was keyed to the owner's name. I had to hack a couple of
those to get to try them out.
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On 11/3/2021 12:26 AM, Glenn / Lenny
They used the same drivers, but
they sounded different.
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Sent: Wednesday, November
03, 2021 12:24 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen
the Artic synthesizer?
Oh yes, there
were several versions of the VERT software and hardware. I
have a few if anyone would like one. Also, in that era, was
the ARTIC screen reader. Also have a few of those.
On 11/2/2021 12:20 PM, Bill White
I used an external box that was a screen reader
called PC VERT with MS DOS in 1985.
You have been using
JAWS since 1989? That would be impossible because JAWS
was not introduced until 1995. In fact, I don't think
any screen reader existed in 1989, not even Voice Over.
On 11/2/2021 12:36 PM, Sieghard
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.
donâ€™t think it would.
of the keystrokes are similar to JAWS.
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
Sent: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Subject: Re: Jaws Screen Reader
The annual subscription
mentioned isnâ€™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 canâ€™t remember what the
price of a JAWS licence was this year, but
it wasnâ€™t over Â£150 I donâ€™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@...>
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