dear Inamuddin, Thank you for your prospective on the
history of Skype and accessibility.
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As for my own point of view, if we have something that works we don't
need to push the accessibility curve to the breaking point by always
wanting to have the latest greatest of the newest!
I have found that if you always want to be on the cutting edge you will
always be getting cut up.
A very wise friend told me over 30 years ago when I first started using a
talking computer to never forget...
"companies that develop software earn their money by always trying
to get you to buy the latest greatest they are selling;
He then told me, Unfortunately I would have to try to earn a living using
what I just bought from them!
If something is still working, there is no reason to change it until it
no longer met my needs.
Just for the record, I'm still using Jaws 17, Windows 7, and a
version of Skype that was recommended by one of you some time last
My plan for 2018 is a very simple one, to give Mr. Lee all the time
he needs to finish working his magic.
Also I'm giving Jaws all the time they need to work the bugs out of
Then I plan to move into Windows 10
I don't see any reason to do otherwise unless someone has an employment
situation where they are at risk of losing their income and are being
forced to live on the cutting edge just to survive.
My humble thanks to all of you on this list who over the last five
years have kept me in the know with Skype.
Mike, in SC
At 09:08 PM 1/14/2018, you wrote:
Dear friends, today Iâ€™d like to
talk about Skype Classic verses Modern Skype.
Before I say anything, Iâ€™d like to let you know that English is not my
mother tongue so it is quite possible that I may make grammatical
I therefore would like to say sorry if you do not understand what I
wanted to say!
The matter of fact is that there are 3 Skypes are available.
Skype classic which is Skype 7.40.151 which was updated on October
JAWS script for this Skype is still available and it is working nicely at
least in my machine.
This Skype is the most accessible version for all visually challenged
persons, no matter which screen reader they are using!
You Can Download It By
To download its JAWS script,
When I started using computer for the first time, I was using windows XP
with JAWS 6 and Skype version was 3.8.
As I always say that Iâ€™m very much impressed by Doug Lee who has been
working harder and harder making JAWS script for Skype in order to make
In my humble opinion we must be thankful to Him for His continuous hard
Since then, there have been so many changes and developments in the world
of technology and Skype has no exception.
I have seen those days when a lot of resistance among visually challenged
person regarding leaving Skype 3.8, but at the end what happened?
You know very well that every body had to leave that version and was
forced to switch over the newer Skype versions.
Then there was a program came called GWSkype.
A lot of visually challenged people liked it a lot and still they want to
use it, but Microsoft has changed its interface from MSAA to Automation
making that GWSkype not accessible.
In short All I can say is that change and developments dwell in the very
nature of human being.
Now we are using 3 Skypes Skype classic, which I have given the link
above, Skype UWP and New Skype For Desktop.
Talking about Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP), again we will have
to be thankful to Doug Lee who had worked hard and managed to give us
JAWS script for Skype UWP.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â If you want to download this
This Skype is not a full fledge desktop installer but an app for those
who are using Windows 10.
What is the difference between A program and app, is another discussion
which is not my topic thatâ€™s Iâ€™m not saying anything about it.
CurrentÂ version of Skype UWP is 126.96.36.1997
And the script is version 102.
For more information about it,
Please Click Here
To my best knowledge, some of visually challenged persons has already
started using it, some of us including me are thinking to start using it
and a lot of us are opposing to use this program very much, just they
have done in the past regarding Skype 3.8.
The third Skype is called New Skype For Desktop, which is the same in
roughly every devices.
This program is for those people who are users of less than windows 10
but users of windows 10 can also use it.
If you want to download this program,
The version of this Skype is: Skype 8.0.3
Friends, I have started my journey from Skype 3.8 and I have come to
In my humble opinion the brave person is one who always ready to accept
If we do not use these Skypes, then how we can force Microsoft to listen
to us and give us what we want and we want nothing other than
At The end all I can say is that use these programs at least for the sake
of knowing new things.
Never change Â the challenges, but challenge the changes, you will be
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
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