I've not heard of Windows Eyes, but I have Windows
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The problem with Narrator is it just never stops
talking, and you can't control what it reads.
For instance, I copied and pasted your email into
Narrator, and and first it doesn't read it, but
later it just reads it over and over without
If anyone can explain Narrator to me, that might
suffice for my needs, if I could ever get it to
If not, I will probably give NVDA a try a pay
for the voice.
Thank you everyone who has responded to my messages.
From: Don H <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mar 13, 2017 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is NVDA right for me?
As a long time user of Window Eyes I have found that NVDA with the
Access32 voice is very comparable to Window Eyes. With the uncertainty
of Window Eyes being a long term product, I would highly recommend NVDA.
On 3/13/2017 10:47 AM, Gene wrote:
It should be pointed out that the default fvoice that comes with NVDA is
one many users don't want to use. You can set NVDA to use all or almost
all of the Microsoft voices already on your machine or you can try other
voices, as I described in my previous message.
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*From:* Roger Stewart <mailto:email@example.com>
*Sent:* Monday, March 13, 2017 10:41 AM
*To:* firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Is NVDA right for me?
I would give it a try. When you install it, you have the option of
having nvda always start when the computer starts or not. If you uncheck
this, nvda won't run unless you send the command of ctrl, alt, and N
keys. That will start it and it will speak. When you're done, just hit
the NVDA key (numpad insert plus Q and it will ask if you want to quit
nvda. just hit enter and it will be gone until you want to use it again.
On 3/13/2017 1:34 AM, Fantasy Sports wrote:
I have a cognitive impairment and can't read large amounts
of text easily without getting fatigue.
I am trying to decide between using Windows Narrator, NVDA,
JAWS, or possibly other programs.
Although NVDA is free and is supposed to be good, I'm not
sure it is the right program for me. Let me explain.
There are several people using this family computer, and I
don't want an intrusive program that will take over Windows,
and run in the background and bother them.
We all use the same log in, and I don't want people to have
to log on and off as different users. I myself don't even
want to use this type of software all the time when I use
I personally just want a program that I can turn on and off
whenever I want to read out loud a specific piece of text
at any given time.
Windows Narrator is pretty easy to turn on and off, but its
extremely difficult to control what it reads out loud, it
just starts spewing without end whatever is on the screen.
I also don't know how the voice sounds in NVDA, but I don't
want something too robotic sounding.
So based on that I just want to use this program in a limited
way, is NVDA right for me?