Petition on Price of Jaws in Third World


wogg le4 <woggle4@...>
 

Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.


Nickus de Vos <bigboy529@...>
 

If this patitian can be made official and we can get FS to look at it,
then I'll definatly sign it. If all of us do something extra we might
even get non jaws users to sign it by getting them to understand how
much it costs extra for a blind person just to use a computer. On the
other hand FS might just say they don't need to buy jaws they can just
use NVDA because it is availible as a free altirnative. If they don't
want to play ball the only way to force them would be to stop buying
there product, if a update comes out like jaws 14 no one must buy it.
Ok I know this is thinking ahead and a lot of people probably won't go
this far and big companies using jaws won't take part in something
like this but it's just a thought.

On 2/4/12, wogg le4 <woggle4@...> wrote:
Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.

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wogg le4 <woggle4@...>
 

If people are interested, I will set up a patition, online, that it
will be easy to sign and which we can then send to FS.
Look, maybe they'll play ball and maybe not but we can at least
1 raise awareness and
2 ask them, maybe even put a little pressure on them?

Let's face it, signing a petition is as simple as going to a link and
clicking a couple buttons.

I'm only going to consider this if people are interested, so let me
know your thoughts.

On 2/4/12, Nickus de Vos <bigboy529@...> wrote:
If this patitian can be made official and we can get FS to look at it,
then I'll definatly sign it. If all of us do something extra we might
even get non jaws users to sign it by getting them to understand how
much it costs extra for a blind person just to use a computer. On the
other hand FS might just say they don't need to buy jaws they can just
use NVDA because it is availible as a free altirnative. If they don't
want to play ball the only way to force them would be to stop buying
there product, if a update comes out like jaws 14 no one must buy it.
Ok I know this is thinking ahead and a lot of people probably won't go
this far and big companies using jaws won't take part in something
like this but it's just a thought.

On 2/4/12, wogg le4 <woggle4@...> wrote:
Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.

_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@...
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
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Jfw@...
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Angela Delicata <angeladelicata@...>
 

Yeah, I'm interested and I'd sign it.

Angela from Italy.





--
"Odio il privilegio e il monopolio. Qualunque cosa non possa essere
condivisa con le masse per me Ť tabý". (Mahatma Gandhi).



On 2/4/12, wogg le4 <woggle4@...> wrote:
Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.

_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@...
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
_______________________________________________
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Jfw@...
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Karen Hughes <khughes8@...>
 

this is a very good thought. something has to be done about revisions sold with flaws in it. this is not acceptable. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nickus de Vos" <bigboy529@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: Petition on Price of Jaws in Third World


If this patitian can be made official and we can get FS to look at it,
then I'll definatly sign it. If all of us do something extra we might
even get non jaws users to sign it by getting them to understand how
much it costs extra for a blind person just to use a computer. On the
other hand FS might just say they don't need to buy jaws they can just
use NVDA because it is availible as a free altirnative. If they don't
want to play ball the only way to force them would be to stop buying
there product, if a update comes out like jaws 14 no one must buy it.
Ok I know this is thinking ahead and a lot of people probably won't go
this far and big companies using jaws won't take part in something
like this but it's just a thought.

On 2/4/12, wogg le4 <woggle4@...> wrote:
Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.

_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@...
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
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Iksi hacker
 

Hello, yes, i'm also intrest for this petition. Jaws is verry expensive and nvda is not good solution, because nvda do not have more advanced features for normal using computer...
I'm using nvda only in PEE inverioment and for basic servising computers.

On 5.2.2012 10:29, Angela Delicata wrote:
Yeah, I'm interested and I'd sign it.

Angela from Italy.





--
"Odio il privilegio e il monopolio. Qualunque cosa non possa essere
condivisa con le masse per me √® tab√Ļ". (Mahatma Gandhi).



On 2/4/12, wogg le4<woggle4@...> wrote:
Dear list,

I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
blind people in the developing world.

The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
reader.
This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.

I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.

Let me know if you are interested.

_______________________________________________
Jfw mailing list
Jfw@...
http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com
_______________________________________________
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Jose Ortega
 

Very good to be true...

Jose Ortega from Mexico.

----- Original Message -----
From: "wogg le4" <woggle4@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 12:23 PM
Subject: Petition on Price of Jaws in Third World


: Dear list,
:
: I write to ask whether people would be prepared to support a petition
: asking for the price of JAWS to be lowered, not for ourselves but for
: blind people in the developing world.
:
: The fact is that there are thousands, probably milions of blind people
: around the world who cannot afford to buy JAWS or any other screen
: reader.
: This is a vicious circle for most, since without the independence that
: computers bring, they will struggle to make money, to get a job, to
: live the kinds of independent lives you take for granted.
:
: I think a petition by JAWS users should carry some weight with the firm.
:
: Let me know if you are interested.
:
: _______________________________________________
: Jfw mailing list
: Jfw@...
: http://lists.the-jdh.com/mailman/listinfo/jfw_lists.the-jdh.com