had anyone who I upgraded to Windows 10 have any issues.
And while I
don’t use W10 as my primary driver, its close enough to
windows 7 to work just fine. In fact, narrator might be all
some people need. And if any screene reader is going to work
great with skype over anything else, it’ll be first party
Also I think
Doug wouldn’t be putting out scripts and NVDA addons if
skype did not work with them.
something for some reason didn’t work, he’d be the first
person to tell us here.
Now I’ve e
not upgraded my Skype because I choose not to. Not because
I think it won’t work. There’s a difference.
Just like I
choose to stay on Windows 7. For my main driver.
someone slapped Skype 8 and W 10 in front of me and said
here are scripts, you have no choice, I’m sure I could make
it work. I’ve been using computers and screne readers and
know how to use the curcers to get around screen if nothing
But all and
all, I trust Doug who made the scripts that he wouldn’t put
out a halfassed unworkable product.
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 individual.
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
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.
7 Aug 2018, at 13:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
takes geting used to".
but this, and the fact that it doesn't have some
features that Skype 7 has, makes it worse than
Skype 7. :)
used to something means effort and time
consumed, and Skype 7 doesn't require this.
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.
would be great for example if it will have an
API that can be used for sending chat messages
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.
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 used
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
Original Message -----
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:39 PM
Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft Backtracks,
Classic Skype Lives to See Another Day -
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 chance.
6 Aug 2018, at 20:34, Josephine Hirsch
version of Skype really sucks, and is
hard to use with screenreaders
regardless if you have any type of
8/6/2018 10:09 PM, Kimmie wrote:
I definitely put my feedback in
there and told them to get their act
is really good news.
sounds like they’ve gotten
some seriously negative
feedback on the new version.
even heard from people with
sight that don’t like it.
August 06, 2018 2:00 PM
Skype Lives to See
Another Day -