Re: NVDA Is Well Ahead Of JAWS
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After following this thread, I’ve decided to put in my 1.5 cents. (smile)
As a blind person who has used a computer for a long time with many different screen readers, I feel that one can never have too many. Some things JAWS is better at than NVDA and vice versa. I’ve actually had to switch between screen readers in the middle of performing a task on the web simply because one will work and the other won’t for one specific part of a task. Thanks for reading.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Tyler Wood
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Is Well Ahead Of JAWS
thank you for this.
I can think of a perfect example this morning.
I was trying to click on a button on a webpage with NVDA. It was quite the important button, too, as it was a button that allows me to pay a bill.
Apparently the bank changed something because NVDA, no matter what browser I used, no matter if the window was maximized, no matter if I used object nav and then routed mouse cursor to NVDA with capslock shift m, it would not click. Chrome, firefox ESR, firefox latest, edge, internet exploder. So then I tried narrator with edge and had the same results.
Opened jaws and chrome, got it first try by pressing enter.
That, right there, made it worth the $125 SMA I just paid simply because I did not have to go through the hell of changing my bank, credit card, etc based on one button. I'm still going to be raising hell with said bank but, really, this superior NVDA is better than jaws attitude simply because it is free needs to stop. This is coming from an NVDA user. There are things NVDA can't do and jaws can and vice versa. Neither are perfect and judging someone based on what screen reader they use is just absurd and childish.
On 19-Apr-2018 2:43 PM, Gene wrote: