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Re: On JAWS demo. Was RE: repetitive navigation


From: Philip Pawley
Date: Feb 19, 2003 3:19PM

Hi Jim,

You wrote:
>Rant away, but best that that rant be based on fact.


>Freedom Scientific's
>policy of timed demonstration is, in my opinion, extremely generous. Full
>function JAWS runs for 40 minutes and then you have to reboot your computer.
>For someone who is not blind and wants to test with a screen reader, it is
>hard to imagine a better deal.

That's what I thought when mine was working like that. Nonetheless, when I tried to run JAWS again a few weeks (maybe months) later it gave me an expiration message. I got the self-same message when I tried to re-install it now on receiving your post.

The message reads:-
"This demo of JAWS has expired. Call your local access technology dealer or contact Freedom Scientific at 727-803-8000 or <EMAIL REMOVED> to purchase your fully-licensed version of JAWS."

I can send you a screen-shot if you like.

> I don't know what problems you had, but it
>sounds like user error to me.

User error? Me? Never! :-)