No one really knows.  Doug said back in June no changes at least for the next 
six months, so maybe they will give us some news soon so we all can stop 
speculating. I don't have a public job so I will not buy JAWS, I can get along 
with Window Eyes for a while even if they discontinue it. Then I'll use NVDA.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: darren harris via Talk 
  To: 'Samuel Wilkins' ; 'Window-Eyes Discussion List' 
  Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 4:17 PM
  Subject: is this definite? was RE: The Phasing Out of Window-Eyes


  Hi all,

  Is this actual policy or are people just panicking? Is wineyes going to be
  fazed out?

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  On Behalf Of Samuel Wilkins via Talk
  Sent: 14 October 2016 20:28
  To: bj colt via Talk
  Subject: The Phasing Out of Window-Eyes

  Hello John,

  I have been drafting a letter to VFO because, as you know, there is 
  speculation that Window-Eyes is going to be phased out.  If it is, I am 
  not switching to Jaws, because I won't be able to afford it, amongst 
  other reasons.  However, in my letter, I have pointed out that if 
  Window-Eyes goes, it provides a significant problem for blind people 
  wanting to get into work, as not everyone has an access to work fund.  
  Moreover, one of the few ways we can work, especially for younger 
  people, is volunteering, and there, we may be in a crisis, as IT 
  technicians are paranoid about NVDA, since it is open source, and they 
  think it could contain a virus or compromise security in another way.  
  We would be in limbo, as they won't want NVDA, and they won't pay for 
  Jaws, as Access to Work won't pay for equipment for unpaid work, so you 
  would have to buy a license for every computer you use out of your own 
  pocket.  What do you think?  Also, I have heard that they are developing 
  both Magic and ZoomText.  How come they are doing that, but phasing out 
  Window-Eyes?  To me, this is a case of double standards.


  -- 
  Regards,

  Samuel Wilkins

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