Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Dave...
 

Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference) and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
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Karen Hughes <khughes8@...>
 

this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father, boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference) and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
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Adrian Spratt
 

No, that isn't Dave's intention. I, too, have noticed your frequent
suggestions that JAWS users resort to this free software, and I've wondered
if it truly is comparable to JAWS. Other listers who posted today have
pointed out a number of advantages that JAWS has. We'd very much like to
know why, apart from price, you think people needn't use an expensive
program like JAWS.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Karen Hughes
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:33 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution

this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father,
boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with
you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Hardly Karen, Dave was just asking for some evidence or elaboration on your statements in favor of NVDA. Do you actually use it? Let's start there.

At 05:33 PM 4/17/2012, you wrote:
this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father, boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen
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Dave...
 

Karen,

Whatever. Just hoping you'd come up with something to contribute, instead of
simply to bash JAWS. We all have our peeves with JAWS, but at least we also
add to the content with suggestions that build up while we criticize.

This list is by nature an open forum, so my message to you was in that
context -- an open invitation to express your reasons why JAWS is inferior
to NVDA, or vice-versa. I personally tire of reading noise, and was hoping
you had more to contribute. IF someone asking you a question is a threat,
then you are on the wrong list.

But thanks for replying, nonetheless.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 14:33
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father,
boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with
you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Cristóbal
 

It's cliché to bash Jaws, and though there is legitimate criticism to be
made at this or that part of JFW, the free/cheaper alternatives really
aren't going to give you what you need if you actually have to make heavy
use of the word editing and spread sheet applications and other programs for
a work related environment.

The Jaws bugs with a certain aspect of IE or Firefox or maybe even Windows
media can get on my nerves, but I can live with them because I am able to do
so much with Word and Excel which are important to my ability to run my
business and just get work done. Proof reading, track changes,
multi-language switching in-depth spread sheet usage, digging around in
Windows for this or that obscure setting or configuration, etc. Farting
around online or emailing and having to review documents for a business
proposal or preparing a budget for a customer with highlights, tables and
god knows what else are two different things.

Sometimes, you just have to pay or at the very least, you get what you pay
for.

And that hardly sounded like a threat. Luke, I am your father...

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution

Karen,

Whatever. Just hoping you'd come up with something to contribute, instead of
simply to bash JAWS. We all have our peeves with JAWS, but at least we also
add to the content with suggestions that build up while we criticize.

This list is by nature an open forum, so my message to you was in that
context -- an open invitation to express your reasons why JAWS is inferior
to NVDA, or vice-versa. I personally tire of reading noise, and was hoping
you had more to contribute. IF someone asking you a question is a threat,
then you are on the wrong list.

But thanks for replying, nonetheless.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 14:33
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father,
boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with
you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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George B
 

well you know what karen, if you do not like the list and people go back to
your mac list...

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-
jdh.com] On Behalf Of Karen Hughes
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 14:33
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution

this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my
father,
boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything
with
you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands.
Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out
the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would
highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price
difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it
would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally
post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-
cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Dave...
 

Chris,

Interesting quote there at the end. I failed to see the irony in my being
considered a Father, boss, or otherwise. My handle actually means
Grandfather (Father's Father) in Swedish. Very apropos.


Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cristobal" <crismunoz54@gmail.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 15:41
Subject: RE: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


It's cliché to bash Jaws, and though there is legitimate criticism to be
made at this or that part of JFW, the free/cheaper alternatives really
aren't going to give you what you need if you actually have to make heavy
use of the word editing and spread sheet applications and other programs for
a work related environment.

The Jaws bugs with a certain aspect of IE or Firefox or maybe even Windows
media can get on my nerves, but I can live with them because I am able to do
so much with Word and Excel which are important to my ability to run my
business and just get work done. Proof reading, track changes,
multi-language switching in-depth spread sheet usage, digging around in
Windows for this or that obscure setting or configuration, etc. Farting
around online or emailing and having to review documents for a business
proposal or preparing a budget for a customer with highlights, tables and
god knows what else are two different things.

Sometimes, you just have to pay or at the very least, you get what you pay
for.

And that hardly sounded like a threat. Luke, I am your father...

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:19 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution

Karen,

Whatever. Just hoping you'd come up with something to contribute, instead of
simply to bash JAWS. We all have our peeves with JAWS, but at least we also
add to the content with suggestions that build up while we criticize.

This list is by nature an open forum, so my message to you was in that
context -- an open invitation to express your reasons why JAWS is inferior
to NVDA, or vice-versa. I personally tire of reading noise, and was hoping
you had more to contribute. IF someone asking you a question is a threat,
then you are on the wrong list.

But thanks for replying, nonetheless.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 14:33
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


this sounds like a threat. I don't appreciate this. You are not my father,
boss or even a person I know. So why should I discuss this or anything with
you, a stranger. This feels like a long distance bully making demands. Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Karen Hughes <khughes8@...>
 

Dave Johnston, I did not do research on comparison on programs because I didn't know it was expected of me. nor do I think it is my job. if anyone wants to know the difference between programs they have computers and they can check it out themselves. there have been several emails by different folks complaining about problems with the jaws upgrades. I think it is sad that blind people have spent their money on these upgrades for jaws and disappointed with bad upgrades. in my mind if you purchase an upgrade it should work and be an improved version. it should not be with problems and be of lesser quality. it has just left me to scratch my head and wonder who is stirring the ship. it is a free country and we are left to check out the competition as to what else is out there good luck with your research, Karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference) and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Karen Hughes <khughes8@...>
 

dave, i never received your request. perhaps, i deleted it without reading it. so sorry to disappoint you. karen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference) and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Karen. Stirring the ship?
You're funny!

Anyway, if you don't like Jaws, use something else. There are lots of choices out there nowadays.
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Gary King
 

I guess that's supposed to read "steering the ship." I wasn't sure there for a minute.

Your the one that stated that NVDA was just like JAWS, but free. We agree that it's free, but you didn't back up the rest of your statement with facts. That's where you got in trouble with Grandfather Dave and the rest of the list. BE careful what you say; we may ask you to prove it!

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Jim Noseworthy" <jim.noseworthy@rogers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Dave Johnston, I did not do research on comparison on programs because I didn't know it was expected of me. nor do I think it is my job. if anyone wants to know the difference between programs they have computers and they can check it out themselves. there have been several emails by different folks complaining about problems with the jaws upgrades. I think it is sad that blind people have spent their money on these upgrades for jaws and disappointed with bad upgrades. in my mind if you purchase an upgrade it should work and be an improved version. it should not be with problems and be of lesser quality. it has just left me to scratch my head and wonder who is stirring the ship. it is a free country and we are left to check out the competition as to what else is out there good luck with your research, Karen


----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference) and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Dave...
 

Karen,

In Human Relations, one of the most important things stressed is to always
pay attention to a person's name, if you want their respect.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Jim Noseworthy" <jim.noseworthy@rogers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 17:49
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Dave Johnston, I did not do research on comparison on programs because I
didn't know it was expected of me. nor do I think it is my job. if anyone
wants to know the difference between programs they have computers and they
can check it out themselves. there have been several emails by different
folks complaining about problems with the jaws upgrades. I think it is sad
that blind people have spent their money on these upgrades for jaws and
disappointed with bad upgrades. in my mind if you purchase an upgrade it
should work and be an improved version. it should not be with problems and
be of lesser quality. it has just left me to scratch my head and wonder who
is stirring the ship. it is a free country and we are left to check out the
competition as to what else is out there good luck with your research, Karen


----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
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Dave...
 

Karen,

In Human Relations, one of the most important things stressed is to always
pay attention to a person's name, if you want their respect.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Hughes" <khughes8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Jim Noseworthy" <jim.noseworthy@rogers.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 17:49
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Dave Johnston, I did not do research on comparison on programs because I
didn't know it was expected of me. nor do I think it is my job. if anyone
wants to know the difference between programs they have computers and they
can check it out themselves. there have been several emails by different
folks complaining about problems with the jaws upgrades. I think it is sad
that blind people have spent their money on these upgrades for jaws and
disappointed with bad upgrades. in my mind if you purchase an upgrade it
should work and be an improved version. it should not be with problems and
be of lesser quality. it has just left me to scratch my head and wonder who
is stirring the ship. it is a free country and we are left to check out the
competition as to what else is out there good luck with your research, Karen


----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar, Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "JFW Mailing List" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen,

You've been a staunch advocate of not updating JAWS and seeking out the
alternatives that are available at no cost, such as NVDA.

After your recent suggestion, I've asked politely if you would highlight
the comparisons between JAWS and NVDA (we know about the price difference)
and give us some perspective, from your experience, as to why it would
make sense to not continue to purchase JAWS upgrades.

Looking back at past messages, I've noticed that you occasionally post in
a sort of "shoot and run" to suggest your opinions on no-cost or low-cost
alternatives to JAWS and FS, but I have failed to see any substantive
information to support your point of view in follow-up messages.

So I throw down the gauntlet, so to speak and ask for you to give us
something to "chew on" with regard using NVDA in lieu of JAWS in the
Enterprise environment.

I am sincerely interested. Thanks!

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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Dave...
 

Chris,

You may not recall, but Karen is an Apple advocate, so perhaps she's writing
all this on a Mac and has no access to, nor any interest in, JAWS or NVDA. I
do wonder who is actually stirring the pot.

I've just added her to my list where our nemesis Mostafa Al'mahdy resides.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Smart" <csmart8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 18:06
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen. Stirring the ship?
You're funny!

Anyway, if you don't like Jaws, use something else. There are lots
of choices out there nowadays.
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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Strange. Why she is on a Jaws list, I have no idea.
Also, she's in Canada, and I would bet that the government paid for her computer, so her comments about blind people wasting their money on expensive Jaws probably don't even apply in her case.


At 12:57 AM 4/18/2012, you wrote:
Chris,

You may not recall, but Karen is an Apple advocate, so perhaps she's writing
all this on a Mac and has no access to, nor any interest in, JAWS or NVDA. I
do wonder who is actually stirring the pot.

I've just added her to my list where our nemesis Mostafa Al'mahdy resides.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Smart" <csmart8@cogeco.ca>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 18:06
Subject: Re: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


Karen. Stirring the ship?
You're funny!

Anyway, if you don't like Jaws, use something else. There are lots
of choices out there nowadays.
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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Karen, I notice Cogeco is your internet provider. If that means you reside in Ontario, can I assume the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) paid for your computer? Why then, do you gripe about the high cost of Jaws, if you didn't have to pay for it?

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Christopher Bartlett <themusicalbrewer@...>
 

I'm not Karen, but I am someone who uses NVDA as my primary screen reader,
with JFW held in reserve for those situations where NVDA won't work, or at
least I haven't figured out how to make it work. I'm not going to take the
apparent position of Karen, as I use both and couldn't really advise a
serious or business user to kick the shark habit. In fact, this
conversation stuck out at me and I don't know the history, but for what it's
worth, here are my experiences.

NVDA is a fabulous everyday screen reader. It's agile, lightweight and more
responsive in most environments than JFW in my experience. When it works,
it works quite nicely, and it works most of the time. Its command structure
is much simpler than JFW or WE which both makes it easier to learn, and
indicates some of its limitations.

I love the object navigation mode that works, as I understand it, rather
like VoiceOver on the mac, in that you can interact with system and
application objects both as objects and with the text in each object. This
allows me for instance to move focus very easily to the html-like elements
in the Carbonite user interface, which I haven't been able to get to in JFW,
then set focus there and interact with the controls smoothly. This mode
gives access in some situations where JFW can't find a hook to interact
with.

NVDA's portable mode is even easier to use than JFW's since there is no
video intercept to install. It's rather trivial to put it on a thumb drive
and have instant access to any computer you plug it into. This promise is
almost, but not quite realized by JFW. I can see this being a major feature
in a computing center environment.

Alas, not all is love and kisses in the NVDA world if you are used to JFW.
There are some things missing. There is no skimming or summarizing feature.
There is no way to set up row and column headers in Excel to read
automatically. There is to my knowledge almost no access to Microsoft
Access, and I believe PowerPoint access is much better in JFW.
Spell-checking is frustratingly hard in NVDA, in fact you don't really get
access to the dialog in any useful way. Outlook works well enough, except
the suggestions for addresses don't read automatically and calendar access
is a lot more primitive.

I miss being able to advance during a say all by hitting a key to move to
the next say-all element. This is a small thing, but makes pages like
Facebook less useful. I also miss JFW's ability to filter out repeated
content on successive web pages.

In short, while JFW has its quirks and in fact as I said for everyday use I
use NVDA, which among other things I find easier for programming with, I
would not recommend flying solo with it in a business environment. I
certainly can't do everything I need to do yet. I say yet, because it looks
like there is a growing body of plug-ins for NVDA (which function something
like JFW scripts) which are starting to add functionality that didn't exist
before. It may be that the user community will yet provide missing
functionality and make it an even more robust competitor. FS and GW Micro
should be careful as it is already capable of moving many users away from
the upgrades. I haven't bought my 13 upgrade at this point. I fancy I will
eventually, but for now a combination of financial circumstances and a
workable alternative have made this less urgent.

And hey, memory is cheap and hard drive goes forever, so have both if you
don't mind the cognitive task switching that goes on when you change
readers.

Christopher Bartlett


Dave...
 

Christopher,

Very nice. And that actually makes me want to try NVDA much more than what
Karen provided.

It does sound like NVDA may eventually grow in flexibility and functionality
to give a viable alternative in my environment, which is heavily involved
with Excel and Outlook, with some forays into Powerpoint and Word.

Much appreciated.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Bartlett" <themusicalbrewer@gmail.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 13:16
Subject: RE: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution


I'm not Karen, but I am someone who uses NVDA as my primary screen reader,
with JFW held in reserve for those situations where NVDA won't work, or at
least I haven't figured out how to make it work. I'm not going to take the
apparent position of Karen, as I use both and couldn't really advise a
serious or business user to kick the shark habit. In fact, this
conversation stuck out at me and I don't know the history, but for what it's
worth, here are my experiences.

NVDA is a fabulous everyday screen reader. It's agile, lightweight and more
responsive in most environments than JFW in my experience. When it works,
it works quite nicely, and it works most of the time. Its command structure
is much simpler than JFW or WE which both makes it easier to learn, and
indicates some of its limitations.

I love the object navigation mode that works, as I understand it, rather
like VoiceOver on the mac, in that you can interact with system and
application objects both as objects and with the text in each object. This
allows me for instance to move focus very easily to the html-like elements
in the Carbonite user interface, which I haven't been able to get to in JFW,
then set focus there and interact with the controls smoothly. This mode
gives access in some situations where JFW can't find a hook to interact
with.

NVDA's portable mode is even easier to use than JFW's since there is no
video intercept to install. It's rather trivial to put it on a thumb drive
and have instant access to any computer you plug it into. This promise is
almost, but not quite realized by JFW. I can see this being a major feature
in a computing center environment.

Alas, not all is love and kisses in the NVDA world if you are used to JFW.
There are some things missing. There is no skimming or summarizing feature.
There is no way to set up row and column headers in Excel to read
automatically. There is to my knowledge almost no access to Microsoft
Access, and I believe PowerPoint access is much better in JFW.
Spell-checking is frustratingly hard in NVDA, in fact you don't really get
access to the dialog in any useful way. Outlook works well enough, except
the suggestions for addresses don't read automatically and calendar access
is a lot more primitive.

I miss being able to advance during a say all by hitting a key to move to
the next say-all element. This is a small thing, but makes pages like
Facebook less useful. I also miss JFW's ability to filter out repeated
content on successive web pages.

In short, while JFW has its quirks and in fact as I said for everyday use I
use NVDA, which among other things I find easier for programming with, I
would not recommend flying solo with it in a business environment. I
certainly can't do everything I need to do yet. I say yet, because it looks
like there is a growing body of plug-ins for NVDA (which function something
like JFW scripts) which are starting to add functionality that didn't exist
before. It may be that the user community will yet provide missing
functionality and make it an even more robust competitor. FS and GW Micro
should be careful as it is already capable of moving many users away from
the upgrades. I haven't bought my 13 upgrade at this point. I fancy I will
eventually, but for now a combination of financial circumstances and a
workable alternative have made this less urgent.

And hey, memory is cheap and hard drive goes forever, so have both if you
don't mind the cognitive task switching that goes on when you change
readers.

Christopher Bartlett



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Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Nothing wrong with the right tool for the right job. Both the freebies
I know about can be run in portable mode, which could be great for
either location or occasional use.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Bartlett
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:16 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: Karen -- Your Alternative Solution

I'm not Karen, but I am someone who uses NVDA as my primary screen
reader, with JFW held in reserve for those situations where NVDA won't
work, or at least I haven't figured out how to make it work. I'm not
going to take the apparent position of Karen, as I use both and couldn't
really advise a serious or business user to kick the shark habit. In
fact, this conversation stuck out at me and I don't know the history,
but for what it's worth, here are my experiences.

NVDA is a fabulous everyday screen reader. It's agile, lightweight and
more responsive in most environments than JFW in my experience. When it
works, it works quite nicely, and it works most of the time. Its
command structure is much simpler than JFW or WE which both makes it
easier to learn, and indicates some of its limitations.

I love the object navigation mode that works, as I understand it, rather
like VoiceOver on the mac, in that you can interact with system and
application objects both as objects and with the text in each object.
This allows me for instance to move focus very easily to the html-like
elements in the Carbonite user interface, which I haven't been able to
get to in JFW, then set focus there and interact with the controls
smoothly. This mode gives access in some situations where JFW can't
find a hook to interact with.

NVDA's portable mode is even easier to use than JFW's since there is no
video intercept to install. It's rather trivial to put it on a thumb
drive and have instant access to any computer you plug it into. This
promise is almost, but not quite realized by JFW. I can see this being
a major feature in a computing center environment.

Alas, not all is love and kisses in the NVDA world if you are used to
JFW.
There are some things missing. There is no skimming or summarizing
feature.
There is no way to set up row and column headers in Excel to read
automatically. There is to my knowledge almost no access to Microsoft
Access, and I believe PowerPoint access is much better in JFW.
Spell-checking is frustratingly hard in NVDA, in fact you don't really
get access to the dialog in any useful way. Outlook works well enough,
except the suggestions for addresses don't read automatically and
calendar access is a lot more primitive.

I miss being able to advance during a say all by hitting a key to move
to the next say-all element. This is a small thing, but makes pages
like Facebook less useful. I also miss JFW's ability to filter out
repeated content on successive web pages.

In short, while JFW has its quirks and in fact as I said for everyday
use I use NVDA, which among other things I find easier for programming
with, I would not recommend flying solo with it in a business
environment. I certainly can't do everything I need to do yet. I say
yet, because it looks like there is a growing body of plug-ins for NVDA
(which function something like JFW scripts) which are starting to add
functionality that didn't exist before. It may be that the user
community will yet provide missing functionality and make it an even
more robust competitor. FS and GW Micro should be careful as it is
already capable of moving many users away from the upgrades. I haven't
bought my 13 upgrade at this point. I fancy I will eventually, but for
now a combination of financial circumstances and a workable alternative
have made this less urgent.

And hey, memory is cheap and hard drive goes forever, so have both if
you don't mind the cognitive task switching that goes on when you change
readers.

Christopher Bartlett



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