Re: Interesting news
I have always said that one should use JAWS, NVDA, and even Narrator. All three screen readers can do a task that the other two cannot. JAWS can do tasks that NVDA cannot do, like putting all the words in a document into a list, but NVDA can allow one to navigate the screen with the mouse much more than JAWS. Narrator works great in the win10 Mail app, for example. So, it is not one screenreader over another, it is using all of the tools to maximize what you can do and be efficient.
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Interesting news
I don't have to agree with it. You may not like certain default settings JAWS uses but that's a completely different question.
As has been said innumerable times before, they both have there advantages and disadvantages..
But I can make NVDA do certain things as a user that I cannot make JAWS do. If I knew the necessary scripting language, I might be able to do so but user configurability is still an area in which NVDA is behind. There may be technical reasons for this but I'm talking about what exists, not why.
One thing you have to agree with is that NVDA is ten times the screen reader that JAWS. That automatic forms mode is a pain. It activates whenever there's a forms field.
If Mocrosoft bought NVDA, that would solve their screen reader problem. Let NVDA continue to do their work with the screen reader aspect, and they just touch base with Microsoft to make sure everything works.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:58 PM, Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:
I guess also it would solve a lot of access problems as well around the world. I mean as to go up to any computer any where running Windows and use a screen reader. You can not really say narrator is one or if it is very basic. funny thing is that I did not know how many shortcuts etc it actually had until I looked at a list of shortcuts for it.
That is narrator.
If that was to happen they don't want it locked down you still want them to innovate.
Then again there is no reason why a government or governments can not just buy this project and pay there wages and flick off all the stuff that is plugged into the government
I mean as in a lot of countries there are certain projects for the blind and visually impaired that get there funding from the government no names mentioned.
These times are changing and hopefully prices will come down for adaptive technologies or the smart phone will do a lot more for us.
For example the new braille orbit reader that is coming out and will it be supported by NVDA?
like we have here.
On 15/06/2016 7:07 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:
I hear you and I'm a proud supporter of NVDA. Here's my thinking though, and I'm sure it won't be popular but here goes.
-- Check out my website for nvda tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net