Most of the extra space in JAWS is taken up by the OCR feature. And JAWS doesn't take a lot of memory, which anyone interested can check when JAWS is running. I'm not talking about when it is used with something like the putatively natural sounding voices. I'm talking about when JAWS is used with Eloquence.
As for making NVDA larger, it often takes years for a feature that is available as an add on to be incorporated into NVDA. I see no benefit to users to simply not including an add on, once it is determined that the functunality should be a part of NVDA itself. Someone else asked if making add ons a part of NVDA would make it more difficult to operate. Why should it? If you just don't use whatever commands the add on uses, why shouldNVDA be any different to use than now?
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If many add ons are automatically downloaded with the screen reader, won’t that make the screan reader take up more room on the computer, leave a larger foot print, and just make the screen reader itself more complicated to use?
The great thing about NVDA that I like, is that you can have a very small, snappy, even portable program, and you can add just the add ons that you need. The fact that NVDA does not have a ton of features built in, makes it so easy to install, run, and you don’t need a ton of memory and space like you need with JAWS, for example.
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I when i gave windows eyes a test drive was a feature i wouldive turned off.
There was stuff or what ever they were called were downloaded to the screen reader weather i wanted them or not.
You should not be forced to get them and pick only the ones you want.
There are people on this list with none some and quite a few add ons.
They should not be forced to get them but they need to be aware of them just in case they need that extra functionality.
On 12/18/2017 1:07 PM, Gene wrote:
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.