Re: A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

Rosemarie Chavarria

I rarely ever use it because NVDA works well for most of my needs. I just use system access to go only if I'm trying to fill out a survey and NVDA doesn't see everything but that doesn't happen too often.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

The site claims it needs internet explorer to make most things talk. You can't pay me enough to use that bloated bug ridden piece of crap. No thanks, Guess I'll never be using system access to go ever.

On 10/12/2017 11:18 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
Hi, Anthony,

The link for system access to go is Hit alt R to get it running. After you hear it start talking, tab to the create an account button and hit the space bar on it. Type in your username which would be your email address. Then tab to another edit box. Here you'll type your phone number including the area code. After that, you tab to the password field and type in a password. Last but not least, tab to the login button and hit the space bar or enter on it.

Hope this helps.


P.S. The account is free if you're using it on the internet. You have to be on the internet to be able to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
anthony borg
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

Hi rosemarie
Can you please explain to me how that system access really works?
Thanks in advance

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 12 October 2017 06:22
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

Hi, Tony,

I had a similar situation. NVDA didn't see everything in the survey that I was trying to fill out for Microsoft so I used system access to go and it worked beautifully.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Tony Ballou
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question for users of multiple screenreaders.

Hi John,

As a former computer instructor who has gone tech, I can tell you that it pays to have at least one backup screen reader in your arsenal. Just last week, I was filling out a survey on the Microsoft site using NVDA and it didn't read things correctly. I switched to window eyes 9.54 to read the same survey and it read things without a hitch, window eyes has saved me in a couple of earlier situations as well. NVDA is still my main screen reader of choice, however, I'll say it again, it does not hurt to have a backup screen reader.


On 10/7/2017 3:55 PM, John Isige wrote:
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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