That is probably true Bryan, I've noticed that some people tend to assume
every person using a screen reader will automatically use Jaws.
I was for instance a trifle irritated when during one of my first
experiments with muds, I wrote to the admins of Alterean to get things
working, ---- and they sent me a link to some Jaws script files, despite the
fact that i'd clearly stated in my E-mail I was using Hal.
i must confess, during my one try out with jaws, I wasn't a fan, but given
the amount of time I've used Hal that's not surprising, ---- and I'm fairly
certain there are people who would say the same thing upon trying Hal after
using another screen reader.
One option I missed for instance, ---- was Hal's ability to customize what
punctuation is read when.
i have Hal for instance set to read all punctuation when reviewing via arrow
keys, ---- sinse that's what I use when editing, ---- some punctuation when
typing so i can remember sentence structure, ---- and none at all when i'm
reading using continuous document read, ---- sinse the last thing I want to
here in a text adventure, story, --- or even someone's post or E-mail is
constant repeats of period comma or dash.
I was a litle bothered that Jaws didn't have these options, sinse I rely on
them for a lot of things i do involving text, --- in fact without them I'm
not sure if I would be quite as much a fan of text adventures and gamebooks
as I am now.
As I said this isn't intended as a Jaws bash, or a Hal promo, ---- merely
noting things I've got used to having in hal which I'd miss in another
Beware the grue!
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