moderated Re: Question regarding the latest update to Quick Assist

Dave Durber

Hello Bill:
Thank you for the clarrification. I need to contact the Disability Advice team later, to help me set up remote, Desktop between my main PC at home and my laptop, for when I need to travel.
I have just tried to use Quick Assist, with the same result I reported to the list this mormning.
I have just got home from a very nice meal with a friend at a local pub. I need to have a couple cups of coffee, before I call Microsoft at about 11:00 PM, UK time, before I go to bed. I will let you know how I get on later.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding the latest update to Quick Assist

Hi, Dave. I just spoke with the Microsoft Disability Desk at 10:00 AM, Pacific Daylight Time. They told me that currently, the Quick Assist app is crashing for everyone. They told me that an update should be released by tomorrow that should fix both the crashing problem, and also the inaccessibility issue. I published a review on the Microsoft Store which delineates the issue, and states that Microsoft did not verrify that this app is accessible for screen readers before releasing it.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:24 AM
Subject: Question regarding the latest update to Quick Assist


Hello Everyone:


An update on my initial posting!


All my systems are presently running the older version of Quick Assist.


Up to yesterday evening, when I opened Quick Assist on each of my computers, included in the update screen, there was a "Not Yet" button.


I have run Quick Assist on all the systems this morning, the "Not Yet" button, has disappeared.


It looks like Microsoft, are forcing users to update Quick Assist, regardless as to whether they wish to do so or not, even though Microsoft, kno the updated version of Quisk Assist is floored.


This now means, users cannot use the previous version of Quick Assist, if they need someone have access to there computer


Regardless as to whether screen readers users use the previous version of Quick Assist or the new version, as individuals who are visually impaired, in my opinion, we are  being right royally screwed by the arrogance of Microsoft.





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