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RE: Screen-reader updates


From: Steven Faulkner
Date: Feb 20, 2006 7:00PM

You also seem to be forgetting that for screen reader users on a limited
income (e.g disability pension) what sounds cheap to you Joe is actually
a lot of money.

I had a look on the web and found a few upgrade prices;

found on http://www.greymatter.com/buyers/131178 a UK web site.
JAWS for Windows [7.0 Professional Edition Upgrade from v4.5 and Prior
Professional Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP Pro]
COST: ?524.03

JAWS for Windows [7.0 Standard Edition Upgrade from v4.0 and Prior
Standard Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP Pro]
COST: ?396.07

found on http://www.woodlaketechnologies.com/detail.asp?bid=84

Jaws for Windows Standard UPGRADE - Version 3.7 or earlier to Current
(#FRD182) US$400.00
Jaws for Windows Standard UPGRADE - Version 4.0 to Current (#FRD183)

with regards

Steven Faulkner
Web Accessibility Consultant
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> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Joe Clark
> Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2006 9:03 AM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Screen-reader updates
> Joshue O Connor:
> >but those screen readers can be phenomenally expensive... JAWS,
> >industry-standard in screen readers, costs as much as $600 just for
> >an upgrade... Screen reader upgrades (JAWS anyway), are very
> >expensive
> I'm not going to run the numbers again, but that oft-repeated
> shibboleth was conclusively debunked in my PDF article:
> <http://www.alistapart.com/articles/pdf_accessibility/#Maguire-2>;
> Some significant screen-reader upgrades are in fact free. If someone
> wants to do an update I'll link to it.
> --
> Joe Clark | <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>;
> Expect criticism if you top-post

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