Hi,

OH, and something else to mention. Why on earth does jaws lock the arrow 
keys! I mean no! And I do say no, other screen reader does that, as far 
as I know. They always are passed through to the application. Maybe not 
how they are supposed to be, but they are anyway, so they still work. 
Maybe not as fast, but they work. Jaws locks them completely. And, if one 
script is broken, almost nothing works. Includinng the keyboard, so you 
cannot even close it. Your only option is someone sighted, or the reset / 
power button on your computer.
But before I even continue rambling on about jaws, I better stop here. 
Otherwise I just tell stuff that people already know. Heh


Kevin

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Ward <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: Gamers Discussion list <gamers@audyssey.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:25:52 -0400
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] BrailleSoft No Longer Supports Freedom Scientific

> Hi Charles,
> You are absolutely right from a business point of view. However, there
> are plenty of alternatives than supporting the screen readers
> directly. For example, Time of Conflict and Lone Wolf allow you to
> select SAPI, Jaws, or Window-Eyes. As far as I am concerned using SAPI
> 5 support is enough and doesn't show favoritism to any screen reader
> or screen reader manufacturer.  It is more ideal anyway as you aren't
> trying to support every screen reader out there directly.
> I've actually been asked a few times if I would add Jaws support to my
> games. While I understand the nature of the requests I have made a
> polacy not to support any screen readers directly. First of all, it
> requires more work supporting each and every screen readers individual
> API directly. Second of all, I feel supporting Freedom Scientific's
> products goes against my principles. For one thing they have an unfair
> advantage over their competition because they are largely supported
> through businesses, government agencies, organizations, and so on that
> aren't willing to support GW Micro, Dolphin, etc as well. Then,
> Freedom Scientific shows the world what they are really like by
> dragging GW Micro, FBC, and anyone else they see as a threat into
> court. Over the past year or so it has been one lawsuit after another.
> I happen to know they have a tendancy to treat their customers with
> little regard or respect as well. For example, a friend of mine
> ordered a dongle from F.S. and when he got it he found out it was
> deffective. Instead of exchanging it or something reasonable they told
> him he had to order a new one at full price. That's down right
> criminal in my book. Why continue supporting a business, any business,
> if they are going to treat their customers like that?
> 
> 
> 
> On 8/7/10, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > If any game developer is going to provide screen reader support for 
their
> > games, regardless of how they feel about the screen reader developing
> > company's policies are, I feel that you have to support what your 
customers
> > are using.  Otherwise, you're cutting your own customer base.
> >
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