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

Anne West k1stm at frontier.com
Sun May 28 17:40:57 UTC 2017

I've been using Window-Eyes for 18 years and I am very unhappy. I can not
believe VFO's corporate greed. So sad.

Anne West
K1stm at frontier.com

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From: CT-NFB [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Andrews
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Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 17:42
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Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] Window-Eyes is No More, How We Got to This Point and
What's Next

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.


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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