Re: How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator screen reader? #poll


Gene
 

Also, it appears to be a contradiction.  You say that Narrator is another option, yet you seem not to object to Narrator becoming the only option as Voiceover is in Apple.  We will not benefit if our choices decrease in access software. 
 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator screen reader? #poll

Interestingly, what you are predicting in your last statement in my opinion
is a cause for concern, not hope.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
screen reader? #poll


> Hi.
>
> Personally, i'm glad to see narator improvements. It's yet another option.
>
> I don't use it on my pc, but if it ever gets good enough i may seriously
> consider switching to windows phone from android.
>
> I would really like features like continuom and some of the things along
> that line that ms is doing.
>
> In addition, This would make yet another accessible platform that i can
> use.
>
> Who knows, maybe some day narator will become to windows what voice over
> is on the mac and all the other screen readers get sidelined because they
> aren't keeping up.
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> On 7/4/2016 12:13 PM, Carlos wrote:
>> Yes, but who exactly is requesting all of these Narrator improvements?
>> Not just based on this poll, but based on experience I don't believe most
>> blind consumers are using Narrator frequently enough for it to warrant
>> this much attention.  Certainly not at the expense of effort which could
>> be invested elsewhere.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Lee"
>> <joseph.lee22590@...>
>> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 12:02 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>> Things are implemented based on upvotes and severity of bugs.
>> Cheers,
>> Joseph
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of Carlos
>> Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 9:00 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
>>
>> I'm sure Microsoft already receives more than enough feedback, but like
>> most large corporations they prioritize based on some secret formula
>> unknown to the rest of us which usually has little to do with what
>> consumers are actually requesting.  In other words, they hear what they
>> choose to hear and then do what they want to do.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@...>
>> To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 11:45 AM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
>>
>>
>> I wonder if it would be helpful to submit these findings to Microsoft? I
>> know they would not want to hear it. That's life though, sometimes, we
>> need to hear it whether or not we want to. I know from experience.
>>
>> Bye for now,
>>
>> Carolyn
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of Carlos
>> Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 12:34 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
>>
>> So far it seems that the only time anyone uses Narrator is as a backup,
>> for emergencies, to finish setting up Windows, or for testing purposes.
>> Since none of these new features significantly impact any of these
>> scenarios except for testing, who exactly is benefiting from these
>> improvements?  As I said, for now Microsoft would be better off investing
>> more time and effort improving accessibility in other areas.  Until or
>> unless Microsoft decides to turn it into a full-blown screen reader,
>> these improvements to Narrator which almost no one will use are a waste
>> of effort.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: TerriLynne Pomeroy <mailto:tl1@...>
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 12:14 AM
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
>>
>>
>> I never use Narrator. It drives me crazy. I would rather find someone to
>> help me or even take it to a business than deal with Narrator.
>>
>>
>>
>> TerriLynne
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>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
>> Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2016 8:37 PM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator
>> screen reader? #poll
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>> I only use Narrator for emergencies.
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>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
>> Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2016 8:39 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
>> Subject: [TechTalk] How frequently do you use the Windows Narrator screen
>> reader? #poll
>>
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>> A new poll has been created:
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>> Just for fun and because we rarely use this feature.
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>> 1. I only use Narrator for emergencies
>> 2. I never use Narrator
>> 3. I use Narrator regularly
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>> Vote Now <https://TechTalk.groups.io/g/main/vote?pollid=137>
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