To reinforce Chris's point, it's worth listening to FSCast, where Jonathan 
Mosen, Eric Damery and other VFO people provide updates on JAWS, along with 
other presentations of varying interest. The current FSCast, 151, details 
numerous developments in the upcoming JAWS March update. You get a sense of why 
keeping current with JAWS is wise, so long as you have the funds. Here's the 
link to the page with a list of FSCast presentations:

-----Original Message-----
From: JAWS-Users-List <> On Behalf Of 
chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [JAWS-Users] WHY UPGRADE TO 2018?

Hi John. I've been away from the list for a few days, but thought I'd way in 
with my thoughts on upgrading.

I have worked with blind clients for many years now, and this topic comes up 
everytime there is an upgrade, First, remember, if you upgrade, and there are 
problems with the new version for whatever reason, you can always revert back, 
and eventually the issues will be ironed out. What I tell my clients is, 
consider owning a computer like owning a vehicle. There has to be some expected 
maintenance costs, and if you can afford it, it's a good idea to keep up on 
those things. What if you skip 2018, but something comes out
in2019 that you simply can't live without, then you are behind another version 
and it will cost you more to upgrade at this point. I know some folks simply 
can't afford it, but my feeling has been, if you can, and if you are planning 
to stick with jaws, it is prudent to keep up with the updates.

-----Original Message-----
From: JAWS-Users-List <> On Behalf Of
Sent: March 10, 2018 11:24 AM
Subject: [JAWS-Users] WHY UPGRADE TO 2018?

Hi group,

I am now using Jaws 18 in its latest configuration.  I just priced out the 
upgrade to Jaws 2018 and it will cost me $400 including the SMA.  Before I make 
that kind of investment, I'd appreciate it if someone would tell me
whether Jaws 2018 is worth the investment.  I'm happy with jaws 18.   I
would have no objection to upgrading if someone can give me good reasons for 
that change.  I have been studying the messages on our list and to tell you the 
truth, what I'm hearing is somewhat discouraging.  Many people are having 
issues with 2018.  However, I'd be willing to bet that the same thing happened 
when Jaws 18 was introduced.  There is always a time where people
have to adjust to new technology or software.   






For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit:

For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit:

For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit:

Reply via email to