[Ct-nfb] Window-Eyes is No More, How We Got to This Point and What's Next

Hamit Campos hamitcampos at gmail.com
Sun May 28 02:17:04 UTC 2017

Fair enough I suppose. I just don't know how huge titanic NVDA is. Not 
many people meantion it. It is good I've used it. It just seems though 
that it's not a house hold name for a lack of better turms. Heck though 
they beat JAWS at working with Edge. So there. Ha! The Serotech dude was 
right. The hooking in thing did come back to bight them. As it did Win 
Eyes too I emagine. I don't know. Did the last update work with Edge?

On 5/27/2017 5:41 PM, David Andrews via CT-NFB wrote:
> While many of us are concerned about competition, and this happened 
> somewhat faster then we thought it would, it wasn't a surprise to 
> anyone involved in AT.  VFO bought AI Squared a while back, so 
> eliminating one screen reader was inevitable. Also, there is NVDA, 
> which is free, and pretty good, so there is still some competition.
> Dave
> p.s.  Narrator continues to improve, and it is free too. My prediction 
> is that in 10 years, JAWS will be gone, and I think they are just 
> making hay while they can.
> At 12:27 PM 5/22/2017, you wrote:
>> This is kinda sad actually. Now there's no competition. Window Eyes 
>> was the second big main screanreader. So who now will keep FS on 
>> their toes? Oh well there's system access. But see that? It took me 4 
>> to 5 seconds to remember them. I'd completely forgotten them when I 
>> heard this news. Also now people that've been using WE for loads of 
>> time now have to learn something new. I'm not against new, but the 
>> thing is that it's just been dumped on them just like that. I'm just 
>> really disappointed that the number 2 real huge screan reader has 
>> been taken out. That there's no one to really keep FS on their toes.
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