[Athen] Don Johnston Products

prceklp prceklp at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 15:30:05 PDT 2018

Thank you Doug,I do like the Kurzweil 3000 model of licensing even though it is a subscription and requires internet access. It is more flexible to use with its Macintosh,  windows and web version support.To require chrome support only seems too restrictive.Kevin Price

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-------- Original message --------From: Doug Hayman <dhayman at uw.edu> Date: 9/11/18 5:09 PM (GMT-06:00) To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu> Subject: Re: [Athen] Don Johnston Products
Don't have experience in implementation  in higher-ed per se but do provide some of their products to college-bound high school students with disabilities.
I'd provided many with the stand alone Co:writer for a few years till this year when they said that was no longer available to purchase.  Instead the product required use with a chrome extension or use with Office 365 and both setups require being connected to the Internet to function.  The student I provided it to is out in an area with spotty connection at times so I wasn't happy with the change.
It is bad enough when all these companies want us to buy into subscription models.  Requiring a connection to the Internet to function is likely the breaking point for me buying this product for future students.
On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Kevin Price <prceklp at gmail.com> wrote:
We are interested and looking into the following Don Johnston Products, Snap-Read, Quizbot for Google
Forms, and Co:Writer:Universal  to purchase.   I know Co:Writer goes a long way back but now it is using a Google extension with the Universal version. Does anyone have experience implementing the programs on a College/University Campus?    All of these appear to have dependency on installing within Chrome as an extension.If you have any experience using these products in higher education, please let me know.
Kevin Price  MSW

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