Re: NVDA, JAWS, compared to Narrator
molly the blind tech lover
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I’ve noticed something about Jaws lately. When I turn it on it takes like a minute to load. I’ve also been getting a lot of error reports lately. What’s up with that?
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Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA, JAWS, compared to Narrator
To be honest, jaws is a screen reader.
Nvda is what narator should have been a basic screen reader with extra features.
Narator is well, people call it a screen reader.
Thats true if its an ms app, but it doesn't do everything, even nvda does more than that.
But this poster is right, narator carries such a stigma with it that when it finally gets good, its name carries a crappy past.
I would rely on narator for some stuff but its more limited than nvda.
The only reason nvda is better than jaws and others in most respects is because it uses the os for most of its access and not some interseptor.
I am unsure why the rest don't inovate but neither jaws or dolphin seem to be moving fast, or in the case of jaws like microsoft seem to be trying to reinvent themselves all the time with stuff that makes you shake your head.
For nvda what I can see as advantage is mainly the speed of development, and the fact if say I want a feature, I put it out there and see.
Sometimes it pays off, sometimes not, and if a user wants to experiment they can go here is this thing, does it work or is it crap.
And then its a hit, no strings.
Look at toolbars explorer.
I remember when it was an idea.
It caught on so quick.
Firstly it was an idea.
By the end of the day an item, 2 days, something that could be something.
A week later it was something, and a month or so later its a really good thing that is making a mark.
There is no high pricetag to get that extra module for no reason or extra licence to access another windows addition without any new features.
There is no lagging behind with things.
Everyone has advantages for and against but still.
On 9/02/2019 6:29 PM, Kwork wrote: