Re: A question for users of multiple screenreaders.


Web sites. JAWS is my primary screen reader, but I find occasionally that it may not identify text as links, buttons, etc. and that NVDA or Window Eyes will. Also, sometimes using a different browser will yield different results. I have JAWS, WE, and NVDA on this box, along with IE, Firefox, and Chrome, and sometimes I explore diffent combos to see which yields the info that I want.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Isige" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:55 PM
Subject: [nvda] A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

Hi all. Over the years I've heard several of you say that multiple screen readers are a good thing, so much so that some have advocated keeping demo copies installed, just in case. So I have a question. Can you give specific cases where this is useful?

I ask this because I started using NVDA full time because I decided to try it for a month. During that time, I ran into one or two things where NVDA didn't read text, I think installers and the like but I can't remember exactly, since it was like three or four years ago. I'd fire up JFW, and it would produce the exact same results. That demonstrated, to me at least, that I didn't get any real advantages out of running jaws.

Now don't misunderstand me. I'm not trying to start a fight here. I'm not saying that jaws is bad or anything. I'm just saying that when I ran into potential issues with NVDA, jaws didn't solve those issues either. Since NVDA was doing everything else I wanted, I concluded that switching wouldn't cause me to lose any access. So I'm curious to know what things you might gain access to with jaws or another screen reader that you can't get with NVDA. I suppose the obvious example would be anything with jaws scripts, I don't know if things like Dolphin have scripts or not. But I mean, I've just heard people advocate this, like I've said, you know have a demo copy installed and stuff like that. So I'd just like to hear of any specific cases where another screenreader has helped. I think it would be really useful to know that kind of thing.

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