[Mm-friends] Windows 8: What It Is Really Like

Loy cochise1998 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 14:09:27 GMT 2012


ZoomText does not support Windows 8 as yet, but they are working on it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Angela Randall" <arandall0227 at starkstate.net>
To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] Windows 8: What It Is Really Like


>I use zoomtext and I am considering buying a new computer with windows 8. 
> our screen readers/magnifiers should be upgraded to handle windows 8
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: kelsey trevett
> Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:36 PM
> To: Main menu Friends
> Subject: [Mm-friends] Windows 8: What It Is Really Like
> 
> Hi,
> Last weekend I upgraded to Windows 8 from Vister.  When I found
> out that I didn't have a JAWS licence, I had to download NVDA.
> That was working fine until Windows 8 crashed.  I had to send it
> in.  They said (take note of this if you plan to upgrade):
> When you upgrade from one Windows version to another, you must
> set the old Windows settings to `default`.
> I didn't do this therefore my PC crashed.
> Now I have it running again, I think that it is...  amazing!
> The keystrokes and new environment are extremely accessible with
> the following screenreaders:
> NVDA.
> JAWS (I know this due to the 40 min demo mode).
> Supernova.
> Windows Eyes and of course Windows Narrator.  The start screen
> works great and all the charms are fantastically accessible!
> This is a good step up Microsoft, keep it up!
> Cheers,
> Kelsey
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