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Re: Jaws 17.0.1214 Update Download Links & What's New / Fixed

Gene
 

Calling something like this bloatware, something that takes up almost no room on the hard drive and that does nothing unless you invoke it is not a fair characterization. 
 
And results don't generally come from search engines.  Results come from whatever site the designers believe is appropriate in terms of content.  If you check weather information, for example, a weather site is used to get the information. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws 17.0.1214 Update Download Links & What's New / Fixed

But, do you really need Research It?  The information is almost always pulled from Google and other search engines.  Guess I’m curious to know what Research It does differently?  If nothing, it’s probably yet another bloatware feature and I wish one could choose whether or not to install it. 

 

Sincerely,

Olusegun

Denver, Colorado




Re: buying music from apple thru iTunes

Monica Jones
 

Lol, I thought that might be wrong; thanks bunches. (wink)
 
 

From: Sylvia
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes
 

Hey Monica, I have to make one small correction to the format. Its m4a. Smiles.

 

 

 

From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:57 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes

 

You can buy your music as .mp3 and they should play just fine in other players. If you get them as .m4R, you might have to convert.I think I gave that format right. By sinking, you can put them from your phone or computer or back and forth.

 

 

From: Matt

Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:52 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes

 

Well, never have bought music before thru iTunes on the computer or my phone. So the question is if I buy it on the iPhone and transfer it to the computer I assume I can do that since it is something I bought? The other question is when I buy something on the phone like music I assume it will go into the music player on my phone? I also assume my music will be backed up to the cloud I assume ? I also assume you only can play this on IOS or Mac or whatever that has iTunes on it  only? Another words you say could not put it on some other MP3 player or computer ? I assume you could burn a disk as well that would play in any CD player?

I am new at buying this music stuff I usually just stream my music. Thanks for any input.

 

 

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

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Re: Windows Ten Confusion

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, I heard it once. My brother-in-law downloaded NVDA, and showed it to me, and I thought "This is worse than any synthesized voice I ever heard, even the ones that came with old programs like Artic! Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

Hi all,

I sure wouldn't "like" NVDA unless I could change the Espeak voice that
comes with it. It's horrible, dreadful, and really takes away from the
initial impression of the screen reader. If she doesn't know how to
get a different voice for it, then she would sure as heck dump it. It
might be worth asking the lady why she doesn't like NVDA. That
horrendous espeak voice would be my first guess. Now, me, I went and
got a different voice and I like it. It's David I think, I disremember
whose it is, but it's workable. That Espeak excuse for a screen reader
voice would start me running the other way if I thought there was no
other choice. Yuck! Sorry, Joseph Lee, but you have to admit that
Espeak voice is the pits!

Ann P.

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Re: Windows Ten Confusion

Monica Jones
 

I will let you know, and you are correct about he rules for Imap. WLM warns me of this everytime I make a rule. (smile)
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
 
You can use Windows Live Mail in Windows 10.  There appears to be a minor problem when writing a new message or replying to or forwarding a message according to two or three comments I've seen on another list.  Whetehr this is a general problem or just with one or more screen-readers is something I don't know.  It appears that when you start a new message or reply or forward, you have to leave and return to the message.  When you start a new message or reply, etc. pressing alt twice appears to correct the problem.  I hope people who use or try Windows Live Mail in Windows 10 will comment on this. 
 
the other thing to keep in mind about Windows Live Mail is that you can't make message rules that apply to IMAP accounts. Windows Live Mail is a program worth considering but if message rules are important and you use IMAP, you may want to use something else.  Thunderbird, as I understand the situation, does allow message rules in IMAP accounts.
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
 
Ok, thanks, Carlos. I had never heard win-enter would work in seven, so this
really helps too.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:57 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

Win-Enter works in Windows 8 and 10, but only after setup is complete.
After you upgrade to Windows 10, you should use Win-U to start Narrator to
complete the setup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion


> Hi Quentin,
>
> Thanks for the help and thanks for the link to your book. I didn't know
> that win-enter would take me directly to Narrator. I've been using win-U.
> I'm using windows seven. I should have said last night. I will keep this
> for when I try it.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Quentin Christensen
> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:10 PM
> To: TechTalk@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
>
> Hi Monni,
>
> You should be able to use the system tray icon to upgrade.  You can use
> your existing screen reader to make choices such as what you would like
> to keep, and then once it starts the install, it will go quiet and
> reboot several times during the process.  At some point (try after say
> half an hour or so and then every 20 - 30 mins) you should be able to
> press either WINDOWS+U to start the ease of access options which will
> start Narrator and give you the option to turn other accessibility
> features on, or you can press WINDOWS+ENTER to turn Narrator
> specifically on without the other stuff coming up.
>
> Once Narrator starts speaking (if it doesn't, go and have another cuppa
> and try again in half an hour) then you can use it to walk through the
> rest of the install.  After that you can either go back to your previous
> screen reader (NVDA should work) or you may need to reinstall (eg Jaws)
> - Freedom Scientific have setup their authentication server so that it
> won't cost you an authorisation to reinstall Jaws when you upgrade.
>
> If you'd like more details, I have available a book on upgrading and
> getting going with Windows 10 available here:
> http://www.22point.com.au/publications.html
>
> The utility people have mentioned you can download from Microsoft is for
> if you want to create a DVD to use to say reinstall from scratch or
> before the upgrade was available to everyone (Windows 10 was released on
> July 29 but the upgrade icon didn't appear to everyone on that day so if
> you were really keen you could download the media creation tool and
> "force" it.  You shouldn't need it now to upgrade though and you do have
> to upgrade from your existing install of Windows 7 or 8.  You can't
> install from scratch and then enter your Windows 7 or 8 key.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Quentin.
>
> --
> 22 Point
>
> Web: http://www.22point.com.au
> Check out our "Making Windows 10 Easy" eBooks and award winning app,
> RapiTap!
>
> On 18/11/2015 12:40 PM, Monica Jones wrote:
>> Since everyone seems to be upgrading to Windows Ten without sighted
>> assistance, I thought I might bite the bullet and try it too. I see an
>> option in my sys tray that says upgrade, but I’ve had some say to get
>> some kind of tool from Microsoft in order to do it. Thanks for advice
>> and/or instructions.
>> Monni, the coffee gal
>> Twitter, @Monni52
>>
>> Facebook, Monica Rose Jones
>>
>
>
>
>
> Monni, the coffee gal
> Twitter, @Monni52
>
> Facebook, Monica Rose Jones
>
>
>




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Re: Windows Ten Confusion

Monica Jones
 

Thanks, Carlos for the clarification. I’m thinking of trying it since I don’t want to wait till it isn’t free. I know win7 will have support till 2020, but by that time, no telling how much ten will cost. (smile)
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
 
Matt is referring to my Win7PE images.
Win7PE is not a talking installer.  It can be used to install Windows with speech, but that is not it's only purpose.  It is simply a side effect.  However, you will not require anything like Win7PE to perform a standard Windows 10 upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
 
I didn’t know there was a talking installer. Thanks.
 
 
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
 

You can do this if you are not doing a dual boot but if doing dual boot you will need sited help. You can use Carlos talking OS installer but just in case there you might still want to have sited help just in case.

 

 

 

From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

 

Since everyone seems to be upgrading to Windows Ten without sighted assistance, I thought I might bite the bullet and try it too. I see an option in my sys tray that says upgrade, but I’ve had some say to get some kind of tool from Microsoft in order to do it. Thanks for advice and/or instructions.

Monni, the coffee gal
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Facebook, Monica Rose Jones

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Re: Jaws 17.0.1214 Update Download Links & What's New / Fixed

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

But, do you really need Research It?  The information is almost always pulled from Google and other search engines.  Guess I’m curious to know what Research It does differently?  If nothing, it’s probably yet another bloatware feature and I wish one could choose whether or not to install it. 

 

Sincerely,

Olusegun

Denver, Colorado




Re: buying music from apple thru iTunes

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hey Monica, I have to make one small correction to the format. Its m4a. Smiles.

 

 

 

From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:57 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes

 

You can buy your music as .mp3 and they should play just fine in other players. If you get them as .m4R, you might have to convert.I think I gave that format right. By sinking, you can put them from your phone or computer or back and forth.

 

 

From: Matt

Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:52 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes

 

Well, never have bought music before thru iTunes on the computer or my phone. So the question is if I buy it on the iPhone and transfer it to the computer I assume I can do that since it is something I bought? The other question is when I buy something on the phone like music I assume it will go into the music player on my phone? I also assume my music will be backed up to the cloud I assume ? I also assume you only can play this on IOS or Mac or whatever that has iTunes on it  only? Another words you say could not put it on some other MP3 player or computer ? I assume you could burn a disk as well that would play in any CD player?

I am new at buying this music stuff I usually just stream my music. Thanks for any input.

 

 

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

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Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: transfering account info

Gene
 

On the Windows 7 machine, select the account in your list of accounts.  If you don't know how to find the account, ask here.
Tab to export and press the space bar.  Export the account settings.
On the Windows 10 machine, open the accounts dialog and tab to import.  Press the space bar.
Import the account settings.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:03 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] transfering account info

how do I transfer my e-mail account settings from windows live mail on a win 7 laptop to wlm on a win 10 desktop, as well as my contacts info?
 
      
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Re: Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Cristóbal
 

All the governmental contracts alone have to make developing Jaws and other
assistive technology products for FS a lucrative business. Forecasting doom
and gloom just because... probably isn't prudent. Who knows what the
assistive technology field will look like in ten years or whatever, but I'll
worry about that then.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons [mailto:akp@samobile.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:19 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Hi all,

Now, what kind of statement is that? Bad for accessibility? Why?
What leads you to believe that merging with Optelec is going to affect
the accessibility of Jaws or any other of FS' products? Why don't you
read about Optelec before making such an unfounded statement? Optelec
is one of the most respected makers of Braille displays in the world,
they're second only to Baum. they also make stuff for VI folks,
magnifiers and that kind of thing.

What I'm hoping for is a less restricted and less usurous sales and
upgrade policy. What I'm hoping for is a more balanced business model.
What I'm hoping for is a halfway reasonable attitude toward individual
consumers and a lessening of pandering to rehab market share. Am I
dreaming? Perhaps I am. But one can always dream, right?

Ann P.


Original message:
I get Freedom Scientific's newsletters and I read about this
yesterday. I hope this doesn't mean bad news for accessibility.
Victor
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Re: Windows Ten Confusion

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,
A recent development that may help is if one uses Eloquence from Code
Factory (which costs money, but it is way cheaper than say, JAWS Home).
Window-Eyes free offer comes with Espeak (one still needs to purchase
Eloquence package for Window-Eyes if I remember right).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons [mailto:akp@samobile.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

Hi all,

I sure wouldn't "like" NVDA unless I could change the Espeak voice that
comes with it. It's horrible, dreadful, and really takes away from the
initial impression of the screen reader. If she doesn't know how to get a
different voice for it, then she would sure as heck dump it. It might be
worth asking the lady why she doesn't like NVDA. That horrendous espeak
voice would be my first guess. Now, me, I went and got a different voice
and I like it. It's David I think, I disremember whose it is, but it's
workable. That Espeak excuse for a screen reader voice would start me
running the other way if I thought there was no other choice. Yuck! Sorry,
Joseph Lee, but you have to admit that Espeak voice is the pits!

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: buying music from apple thru iTunes

Monica Jones
 

You can buy your music as .mp3 and they should play just fine in other players. If you get them as .m4R, you might have to convert.I think I gave that format right. By sinking, you can put them from your phone or computer or back and forth.
 
 

From: Matt
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:52 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] buying music from apple thru iTunes
 

Well, never have bought music before thru iTunes on the computer or my phone. So the question is if I buy it on the iPhone and transfer it to the computer I assume I can do that since it is something I bought? The other question is when I buy something on the phone like music I assume it will go into the music player on my phone? I also assume my music will be backed up to the cloud I assume ? I also assume you only can play this on IOS or Mac or whatever that has iTunes on it  only? Another words you say could not put it on some other MP3 player or computer ? I assume you could burn a disk as well that would play in any CD player?

I am new at buying this music stuff I usually just stream my music. Thanks for any input.

 

 

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 

Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


IPhone ^ audio question

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi,
I may have asked this before, but did not get an answer that worked for me, so let's try this again and see where we go with it.
I was able to resolve my blue tooth problem, but here's something I turned on, and would desperately love to turn off if I only knew where to do so. I'm needing to know where I can go to turn off the option to make the volume of whatever app you have on at the time whenever the voice kicks in, or maybe whenever a notification comes on or a clock comes on. Am I making any sense here? I looked through the accessible area, and couldn't find anything that makes sense to me, so can one of you help here?
many thanks,
Bill K.


Re: FreedomScientific Vs. NvAccess

Monica Jones
 

Jaws will never be free, but I wish they had an option to purchase it like AISquared has for WindowEyes. If you get Microsoft Office, you can get WindowEyes free that way. You can get Office for as little as nine dollars. I like all the screen readers. They all bring something to the table.

-----Original Message-----
From: Armando Vias
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 8:36 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] FreedomScientific Vs. NvAccess

Hi. I really like NvAccess. They have a fre screen reader. You
can update the screen reader to the latest version for free. On
the other hand, why does FreedomScientific make blind people to
pay thousands of dollars on JAWS? It is so high and so expensive.
I still like Freedom Scientific, but I wish JAWS was free.

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Re: Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Kurzweil, from what I understand, is one company that doesn't make you pay for cumulative upgrades. You pay one price, no matter how many upgrades you have skipped. I remember Jaws 4.0. I had that, then I had 8.0 in a computer I bought from somebody, but it stopped working. I also used another version of Jaws in a computer where I was volunteering. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Hi Ann:

I could not agree more! The last time I had Jaws, it was version 4.0! Does
anyone remember that one? Now I am dating myself, yikes!

Why Jaws 4.0? Well, I was working for Adams Mark Hotel here in my bush;
their operating system was Windows NT--where have I been and what's that?
At that time, my preferred screen reader, Window-Eyes, won't SHAKE A STICK
at Windows NT and I needed a job.

Ok, now I want to upgrade Jaws today to Version 17xx, where my xx equals
latest version! Aha, here comes the BIG STICK! Got to pay for a cumulative
upgrade ... What a rip off indeed!

I'm learning to use Quickbooks. If I skip an upgrade in the morning and
wait till 2020, all I'll ever pay for is the newest upgrade available in the
year indicated.

Anyway, dear sis, don't blame Jaws or Freedom Scientific! The Window-Eyes
folks DO THE EXACT same thing. The only difference is that, once upon a
time, they'll let you pay for it in bits and pieces until it's fully paid
for. Furthermore, they don't PUSH UPGRADES that fast. In all these years,
they're just at 9.2 even with the so-called merger, and it works with
Windows10.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Muffled Jaws

Monica Jones
 

Hmm, I have never had this muffed Jaws thing (knock on wood), but I notice tht when I use the Anna voice with Narrator, she sounds muffled to me. It’s just an observation; sorry I can’t help with this.
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Muffled Jaws
 
Hi Marsha, I am using Jaws 16 and have noticed the same problem.
 
I haven’t yet upgraded to 17 yet, hopefully, that will no longer be a problem.
 
Vicky
 
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Muffled Jaws
 
Hi
   I hope someone can help me with this problem.  Sometimes, without warning, Jaws will either completely stop talking or become so muffled I can no longer understand.  It also returns with out warning.  I have tried this with both versions of Jaws on the computer.  I am using Windows 7 64 with either Jaws 14 or 15.  Does anyone have any clues as to why this is happening?  If I am using Winamp to read a book, there doesn’t seem to be a problem.  Thanks for any help. 
 
Marsha
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Re: tw blue

Monica Jones
 

Look in their help menu for the read me file. It’s thorough. That’s where I read it. I’d be happy to do that if I could, but just go in the help menu and it’s there.
 
 

From: Kimsan
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tw blue
 

Can you email me the manual?

I can’t seem to access it.

I tried doing CTRL alt up arrow obviously I forgot that is a jaws command, so I did CTRL shift plus alt and nothing.

Nonetheless, can you email me the manual?

That would be deeply appreciated, thanks.

 

From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:58 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] tw blue

 

I think the manual said you could use the alt key to replace the control key with windows ten.

 

 

From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:08 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] tw blue

 

I got tw blue to launch finally. I wasted 15 bucks on chicken nugget so give it back!

 

Anyways, I assume we must redo the keystroke as they are conflicting with windows 10 keystrokes? Or will I just need to do the pass through command which is ridiculous willy.

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Re: Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Pamela Dominguez
 

From the first mail I got, I had the impression that Freedom Scientific was on the buying end, not vice versa, and I thought: "Aren't they big enough already? They are already a merger of several companies, but apparently, that's not good enough for them. They want a monopoly". That's the word I couldn't remember, the other day. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lenron
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:32 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

hopefully this means better pricing fs has ripped people off for a
long while now.

On 11/18/15, Ann Parsons <akp@samobile.net> wrote:
Hi all,

Well, I don't know who bought whom or what happened, but if FS is going
to start dealing with the practical Dutch, then they better be prepared
to deal with hard headed realism backed up by a strict moral code.
Maybe they won't be allow to charge people for each and every upgrade
no matter how many versions you've missed. They should charge one
price for an upgrade, no matter if it's from 10 to 17 or 16 to 17 or
whatever. Maybe they'll quit being so usurous.

Ann P.

Talk about over charging and "the blindness world" yada, yada, yada.
Look at FS for such things, not at Access Technology Institute which is
a business run by a person who is blind.

Ann P.

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transfering account info

William Vandervest
 

how do I transfer my e-mail account settings from windows live mail on a win 7 laptop to wlm on a win 10 desktop, as well as my contacts info?
 
      
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Re: Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Gerald Levy
 

Not necessarily. The presidency may well continue in the hands of the Democrats as long as the Republicans remain in disarray without a viable candidate with political experience. Does anyone seriously believe that Donald Trump or Ben Carson, who have never held political office can win the presidency?Probably not. No president who has lacked political experience has ever been elected in modern times. So as long as gridlock in Washington continues, as it will with a Democratic president and a Republican Congress, rehab funding is not likely to be curtailed much. And so FS will continue to dominate the commercial screen reader market with its lucrative contracts and charge whatever they can get away with.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:09 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Hello Group,

One can hope for all these things, but what usually happens when
companies get bigger in a relatively small market is that things become
more monopolistic and prices stay the same or rise.

As far as the rehabilitation market, I am wondering if this obsession
with the big producers of accessibility products might change. With the
results of the 2017 elections almost certain to produce a change in
Washington, aid to such rehabilitation agencies at the state and local
level is almost sure to be severely cut or disappear all together. If
this happens, who at the state level will have money to be spent?

On 11/19/2015 7:18 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Now, what kind of statement is that? Bad for accessibility? Why? What leads you to believe that merging with Optelec is going to affect the accessibility of Jaws or any other of FS' products? Why don't you read about Optelec before making such an unfounded statement? Optelec is one of the most respected makers of Braille displays in the world, they're second only to Baum. they also make stuff for VI folks, magnifiers and that kind of thing.

What I'm hoping for is a less restricted and less usurous sales and upgrade policy. What I'm hoping for is a more balanced business model. What I'm hoping for is a halfway reasonable attitude toward individual consumers and a lessening of pandering to rehab market share. Am I dreaming? Perhaps I am. But one can always dream, right?

Ann P.


Original message:
I get Freedom Scientific's newsletters and I read about this
yesterday. I hope this doesn't mean bad news for accessibility.
Victor


Re: Freedom Scientific is being bought out.

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi all,

<grinning> Touche! Good for you!

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."