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I'm going to comment here, and I'm likely going to not only
appear contrary, but, quite harsh, and I make no appology for it.
you have been warned.
Firstly, Sarah is right. Skype 8, even though it is still called
Skype preview, is very easy to navigate. if you have experience
navigating a web style interface, you can navigate skype without
issue. If you've yet to at least gain competency in navigating a
web interface or similar, then you have nobody to blame but
yourself for the issues you're facing navigating Skype 8. I am
talking collectively here I am not pointing the finger at any one
Furthermore, the interface is no different under windows7 as it
is, under windows 10. As for windows 10 being unstable, Pardon my
use of the colorful vernacular, but, bullshit!
Unless you know what you speak of, hold your tongue and if you
must offer an oppinion, make it an informed oppinion not filled
with supposition and hearsay. Windows10 is quite stable. and as is
with any other platform, yes, things break. sometimes majorly when
there's an update, but, the same is true of both IOS and android
and I might add, MacOSX.
Software developers now not only listen to feedback about
accessibility these days, but, they listen to feedback about
what's broken and fix it in fairly short order. So have a care how
you speak, because unless your oppinions are based on actual
provable evidence, you are talking out of the wrong orifice and
need to give the other one a go.
On 10/08/2018 02:47, Sarah k Alawami
Actualy skype 8 for windows is equally as good I
learned it in about maybe 5 minutes of just tinkering
around. I use it every day on my youtube streams. If you
don’t believe me go to my youtube
page. I can get around it farily quickly with nvda.
On 7 Aug 2018, at 13:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
takes geting used to".
Yes, but this, and the fact that
it doesn't have some features that Skype 7 has, makes
it worse than Skype 7. :)
Getting used to something means
effort and time consumed, and Skype 7 doesn't require
It is good to consume time to
learn something new that helps, but for the moment
I've seen only missing features in Skype 8, not new
helpful things that we can do with it.
It would be great for example if
it will have an API that can be used for sending chat
messages from programs.
I see you compare Skype 8 with the
version for Mac, but most Skype users use it under
Windows and they will probably never intend to use
Mac, so for them is not helpful at all if Skype 8 is
similar with the one for Mac, or if the Mac style of
using the computer is more friendly with Skype 8, or
anything Mac related.
The truth is that Skype 8 is much
worse accessible than Skype 7 when it is used under
Windows with JAWS, and I guess that this is the most
I don't know how easy is to use it
with Windows 10 yet, but from what I read from other
blind Windows 10 users, Windows 10 is not stable yet,
and some updates can damage some things until the next
update, so this is also not very useful.
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August 07, 2018 8:39 PM
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Not true. I use it every day for my streams and
my jobs. It is 100 percent accessible and usable
and just takes geting used to, so give it a
On 6 Aug 2018, at 20:34, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
new version of Skype really sucks, and is
hard to use with screenreaders regardless if
you have any type of impairment
On 8/6/2018 10:09 PM, Kimmie wrote:
Yeah I definitely put my feedback
in there and told them to get their act
This is really
It sounds like
they’ve gotten some seriously
negative feedback on the new
I’ve even heard
from people with sight that don’t
Sent: Monday, August
06, 2018 2:00 PM
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