moderated Re: JAWS and Apple's iCloud?

Gene Warner

Hi Bill!

I can understand that, but if Apple were as committed to the accessibility of their products as they want us to believe, they could certainly test their software for Windows as well as their iCloud web site on a Windows based PC just like everybody else!

The point is that they specifically choose not to, as I am sure that they have received plenty of complaints about this very thing and apparently have chosen not to do anything about it because it is still a problem.

Anyway, it doesn't really matter anymore, all I wanted is a way to get my photos off the phone and now I have that, so I consider the whole thing closed until its time to get a new phone. And then I will make my thoughts clear by voting with my wallet!


On 7/4/2022 3:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. Apple does make accessibility a priority for its users, when using Apple products. But they cannot possibly assure that apps for Windows will be accessible. If you were using a Mac, the app would most certainly be accessible to you.
Bill White
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2022 10:41 AM
To: JAWS support list
Subject: JAWS and Apple's iCloud?
Hi everyone!
I am trying to transfer all of my photos from my iPhone to my PC, but so
far haven't had any luck. First, using Edge I logged into my Apple ID
then went to my iCloud drive with no problems. Then when I tried to
select my photos so I could download them, my iCloud drive seemed empty
even though it was reporting having something like 78 photos. I even
tried using the touch cursor but still had no luck.
Then I was told that I should install iCloud for Windows and it would
download my photos for me, so I did. Now I not only find that I cannot
access anything on my iCloud drive, the app won't stay loaded. It used
to have a notification area icon but that never shows up any more even
though all three startup programs that Apple installed are turned in the
Windows 10 settings program.
So what do I do now? I know I could just email the pictures to myself,
but with almost 80 photos, that would be quite tedious.
I thought Apple was committed to full accessibility for all of their
products and I know that iCloud for Windows is an Apple product. Had I
known that Apple would make it this difficult, I'd have emailed the
photos to myself as soon as I took them.

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