Re: JAWS Versus NVDA
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Others have fairly thoroughly answered most of your questions (if they haven't, please do comment again), but I wanted to pick up a couple of points:
- Compatibility with 2019.3: We are aware this is a bit of a bumpy release, and that's the reason why we never rushed it out. As noted, you can ignore updates to add-ons which will be incompatible, and if you let us know which voices you use, I'm sure you can get an answer on their compatibility. To my knowledge, all the main third party synthesizers have updated for NVDA 2019.3. I am not sure if they're all available to download yet, but as you note, they won't be backward compatible so you won't want them until you download the beta / RC or the final 2019.3 when it comes out.
- "it's free and you get what you pay for". I would definitely disagree with this, not least of which because all the concerns you have raised are about one specific update which should be finalised shortly. If everyone switched operating systems because of one update that was a bit bumpy.... well lets just say Windows 10 probably wouldn't have the market share it does now :)
We have chosen to follow a revenue model which doesn't place the burden of cost all on the users. I would argue that is completely separate from our software's quality assurance, which we believe is very high, (we are, of course, always open to feedback on where we can improve).
Feel free to try out other options and in the end use whichever product(s) work best for you. I just want to emphasise that quality is not tied to price.
All the best
On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 9:44 AM Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...> wrote: