Re: NVDA Is Well Ahead Of JAWS


Well in some cases narator is good in scan mode as a secondary screen reader.

There are bits nvda doesn't read that it does.

On 4/20/2018 11:25 AM, Ashley Wayne wrote:
Hey all,
I am enjoying this thread. I don't see any need or reason to insist that
one screenreader is inherently better overall than another. They each may
work better for different tasks or one just may find one easier to use than
another. In my case, I use nvda most, but have relied on jaws for working
with pdf documents, as I find for me it seems to be a bit easier to
manipulate. I will sometimes try narrator as well, it is so nice to have
choices. It's just like with phones or computers, it's preference and/or
tailoring to what specific task you need a screenreader for. I'm
personally apprecitive of microsoft, vfo and nv access for all their hard

On Apr 19, 2018 5:11 PM, "Gene" <> wrote:

It's worth pointing out that, although Window-eyes will become increasingly
less useful over time, it still would be worth keeping around because you
might find something it does better than JAWS or NVDA. Just because it is
no longer updated doesn't mean it may not be useful for certain tasks.

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*From:* Antony Stone <>
*Sent:* Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:42 PM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] NVDA Is Well Ahead Of JAWS


It's exactly the same as choosing a web browser - there is no single "best"
choice. Some people prefer Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or whatever;
sometimes one works with a particular website better than others; some have
features which you don't often need but are really useful on occasion.

So, having several web browsers installed so you can choose which one to
at any given time is good; the same thing goes for screen readers - there
no single "best" choice, it depends on what you're trying to do, and
what you feel most comfortable / familiar with.


On Thursday 19 April 2018 at 23:34:30, Dan Kerstetter wrote:

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.

Dan K

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