How different is NVDA different than Jaws?


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How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences? 

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Monte Single
 

Well, the first huge difference is the price;  jaws is close to a thousand dollars, nvda is free.

 

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How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences? 

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molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi.

Well, for one thing, Nvda is free and open source. Jaws is not free.

 

 

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Gene
 

There are commands that are different but a lot of what you do is the same, regardless of screen-reader.  A lot or most, depending on what programs you use and how advanced a user you are, of the commands you use are Windows or program commands.  See this page for a discussion of some of the differences.
 
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Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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Hi Maria
Beside the info of other member, the biggest different I think is NVDA doesn't use Eloquences as the primary speech, and this also not included in the program. If you like, you must buy it, and install into your computer. There is an article named switching from Jaws to NVDA. If you're about to do that, take a look at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
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Sky Mundell
 

Hello Maria. As other’s has said, JAWS isn’t free, whereas NVDA is free to use, however, if you like it, you can donate to the product. Obviously the developers has got to make money to keep it going, otherwise if it was free but with no way’s to donate, it would go under. Also, its Open Source, and it cannot be taken over by a for profit company. And we’ve seem one such company buying up all its competitors. No way is NVDA going to be swallowed up or anything like that. This is the major difference between a non-profit and a for profit company.

 

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Hi. I spend hours on my tablet and my laptop using nvda to browse the web, check email, watch Netflix, do homework, etc. I love nvda. It's the best screen reading software I've ever used. Although, I do have Jaws on my laptop and like to use it occasionally. Especially for reading my textbooks. For everything else I use Nvda.

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Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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Ian Blackburn
 

The original question was on the difference between Jaws and nvda
The differences from my point of you include some keyboard layout differences
But the main one I think relates to the use of a Mira driver which jaws uses for the video
It used to be called a video intercept this is one of the reasons that you have to reboot your computer after you’ve installed jaws to get that video mirror or whatever they call it now working
The other thing is that jaws tends to hold the hand of the use of more
And actually provides keystrokes for windows functions that the user would be better off using Windows keys for
They also sort of adding these research facilities and all sorts of other weird things into jaws
There’s also a lot of legacy things connected with the jaws software
From a purely design perspective nvda would be better designed from my point of you than jaws
Regards Ian

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Hi. I spend hours on my tablet and my laptop using nvda to browse the web, check email, watch Netflix, do homework, etc. I love nvda. It's the best screen reading software I've ever used. Although, I do have Jaws on my laptop and like to use it occasionally. Especially for reading my textbooks. For everything else I use Nvda.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?

Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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I've heard that Nvda does not have those video intercept. I think it hooks in to the operating system using the Microsoft accessibility
API, and if an application doesn't support those API's, then Nvda won't work with the app. I read it online, but can't remember where.

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The original question was on the difference between Jaws and nvda The differences from my point of you include some keyboard layout differences But the main one I think relates to the use of a Mira driver which jaws uses for the video It used to be called a video intercept this is one of the reasons that you have to reboot your computer after you’ve installed jaws to get that video mirror or whatever they call it now working The other thing is that jaws tends to hold the hand of the use of more And actually provides keystrokes for windows functions that the user would be better off using Windows keys for They also sort of adding these research facilities and all sorts of other weird things into jaws There’s also a lot of legacy things connected with the jaws software From a purely design perspective nvda would be better designed from my point of you than jaws Regards Ian On 23 Dec 2018, at 10:45 am, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi. I spend hours on my tablet and my laptop using nvda to browse the web, check email, watch Netflix, do homework, etc. I love nvda. It's the best screen reading software I've ever used. Although, I do have Jaws on my laptop and like to use it occasionally. Especially for reading my textbooks. For everything else I use Nvda.

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Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?

Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


as mentioned the price how ever the project does ask for donations if you can to keep this worthy project going.


You are also not limited to the amount of copies you have on a home network or even bigger like what has just been installed to the Christchurch city library network they just installed 390 copies to there public terminals for the public to use.

It will not time out after 30 or 40 minutes then you have to reboot the computer.


the default voice for a windows 10 machine now is windows one core voices but below that is E speak voices. You can also buy synth packages for nvda or use free ones.


The FAQ link that has been provided by a couple of users will give you a run down of some of the differences between jaws and nvda.


You do not have to buy upgrades and again if people can they can donate to the project no matter how small it is it all counts.

They update or do a release 4 times a year so the fixes are pretty quick to be fixed.


The best thing to do is take it for a test drive.




Gene nz


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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.


molly the blind tech lover
 

I wish I had the means to donate. I always feel so guilty. The developers of Nvda are truly lovely people. They’ve changed millions of lives with Nvda. That’s something to be proud of.

 

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Hi

 

as mentioned the price how ever the project does ask for donations if you can to keep this worthy project going.

 

You are also not limited to the amount of copies you have on a home network or even bigger like what has just been installed to the Christchurch city library network they just installed 390 copies to there public terminals for the public to use.

It will not time out after 30 or 40 minutes then you have to reboot the computer.

 

the default voice for a windows 10 machine now is windows one core voices but below that is E speak voices. You can also buy synth packages for nvda or use free ones.

 

The FAQ link that has been provided by a couple of users will give you a run down of some of the differences between jaws and nvda.

 

You do not have to buy upgrades and again if people can they can donate to the project no matter how small it is it all counts.

They update or do a release 4 times a year so the fixes are pretty quick to be fixed.

 

The best thing to do is take it for a test drive.

 

 

 

Gene nz

 

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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.


 

To be honest, you don't need to donate with cash because of the nature of the project.

If you are developing something you are donating.

You could count testing, bug reports, even saying how cool the project is is a donation.

I mean if you can a real donation would be good, I also wish I could make a real donation from time to time.

However I have spent cash on the online books for win10, all the nvda tutorials, so I guess I did donate.

On 12/23/2018 5:12 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
I wish I had the means to donate. I always feel so guilty. The developers of Nvda are truly lovely people. They’ve changed millions of lives with Nvda. That’s something to be proud of.


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?


Hi


as mentioned the price how ever the project does ask for donations if you can to keep this worthy project going.


You are also not limited to the amount of copies you have on a home network or even bigger like what has just been installed to the Christchurch city library network they just installed 390 copies to there public terminals for the public to use.

It will not time out after 30 or 40 minutes then you have to reboot the computer.


the default voice for a windows 10 machine now is windows one core voices but below that is E speak voices. You can also buy synth packages for nvda or use free ones.


The FAQ link that has been provided by a couple of users will give you a run down of some of the differences between jaws and nvda.


You do not have to buy upgrades and again if people can they can donate to the project no matter how small it is it all counts.

They update or do a release 4 times a year so the fixes are pretty quick to be fixed.


The best thing to do is take it for a test drive.




Gene nz


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I would say this though
Jaws has a full time programming team and tries to get scripts written for software used in corporate situations more.
However some differences have not a lot to do with the cost. For example I find that nvda can work better with newer versions of some browsers than Jaws 2018, but the Alexa app on Windows works better in Jaws than in nvda.
Its a good idea to have a Jaws 40 min demo on hand for such reasons.
The field of accessibility is very very complex and decisions have to be made on the best way to do many things, as side effects these can lead to differences. also of course Jaws is going down the extra apps kind of route like its virtual menus to stop having to deal with ribbons. I actually like this but it does add complexity since should Microsoft change something it could play havoc with that system.
I think their recent reduction in cost to the public would most certainly not have happened if NVDA had not been around.
Of course now we even have Narrator joining the party, and although not quite a screenreader I'd want to use, it is a hell of a lot better than it used to be.


One major difference is the different forms of Jaws cursor you can use, but then nvda uses a navigation mode based around objects in screen and object navigation, so you go with whatever method works for you. Brian

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Hi.

Well, for one thing, Nvda is free and open source. Jaws is not free.





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How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences?

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Yes this is true of course, buut sometimes at least with windows 10, nvda is not any more able to work as a portable than jaws is, as if it has no video driver, it too is crippled by uia issues that do not have to be used if using a video screen scraping system like they have in jaws.
I guess nvda could add such a driver, it was discussed at length many years ago now, but was decided against due to wanting it to be portable. Unfortunately with Microsoft deciding that security overrides accessibility for portable screenreaders everyone is in trouble now.
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The original question was on the difference between Jaws and nvda
The differences from my point of you include some keyboard layout differences
But the main one I think relates to the use of a Mira driver which jaws uses for the video
It used to be called a video intercept this is one of the reasons that you have to reboot your computer after you’ve installed jaws to get that video mirror or whatever they call it now working
The other thing is that jaws tends to hold the hand of the use of more
And actually provides keystrokes for windows functions that the user would be better off using Windows keys for
They also sort of adding these research facilities and all sorts of other weird things into jaws
There’s also a lot of legacy things connected with the jaws software
From a purely design perspective nvda would be better designed from my point of you than jaws
Regards Ian
On 23 Dec 2018, at 10:45 am, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi. I spend hours on my tablet and my laptop using nvda to browse the web, check email, watch Netflix, do homework, etc. I love nvda. It's the best screen reading software I've ever used. Although, I do have Jaws on my laptop and like to use it occasionally. Especially for reading my textbooks. For everything else I use Nvda.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?

Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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Yes but the thing is any portable version of a screenreader is stuck since it cannot hook in to all the interfaces anyway.
I seem to recall Joseph wrote a piece on this with regard to web browser engines and how they are made accessible. It is true that for any installed system Jaws, in theory, should be better off if you can design the script to get at the video directly much as they had to in the old days.

I personally think it is a scandal that software writers still create inaccessible software by writing it without the right toolkit included.


It should be a ground up decision but as we have seen things like Skype desktop nearly always broke one thing when fixing another.
as a matter of interest, how does Zoom fai with nvda?
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I've heard that Nvda does not have those video intercept. I think it hooks in to the operating system using the Microsoft accessibility
API, and if an application doesn't support those API's, then Nvda won't work with the app. I read it online, but can't remember where.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?

The original question was on the difference between Jaws and nvda The differences from my point of you include some keyboard layout differences But the main one I think relates to the use of a Mira driver which jaws uses for the video It used to be called a video intercept this is one of the reasons that you have to reboot your computer after you’ve installed jaws to get that video mirror or whatever they call it now working The other thing is that jaws tends to hold the hand of the use of more And actually provides keystrokes for windows functions that the user would be better off using Windows keys for They also sort of adding these research facilities and all sorts of other weird things into jaws There’s also a lot of legacy things connected with the jaws software From a purely design perspective nvda would be better designed from my point of you than jaws Regards Ian On 23 Dec 2018, at 10:45 am, molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi. I spend hours on my tablet and my laptop using nvda to browse the web, check email, watch Netflix, do homework, etc. I love nvda. It's the best screen reading software I've ever used. Although, I do have Jaws on my laptop and like to use it occasionally. Especially for reading my textbooks. For everything else I use Nvda.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?

Having been a Window Eyes user for many years I found it easier to switch to NVDA versus Jaws. I have both on my system but use Jaws very little. For what I do which is mostly surfing the net and Email NVDA does really well.

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Putting an alternate view here. To me anything that uses Eloquence is pretty soon either binned or the voice altered to Espeak, Daniel or some other. I have always hated Eloquence for its lisp and nasality, though I do understand it is supposed to be easier at fast speeds, I find completely the opposite. This is just my view and I'm not alone, but I would not say its a fact for everyone. I suspect it depends on how you perceive language and lots of other things. It is a pretty old voice now though.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?


Hi Maria
Beside the info of other member, the biggest different I think is NVDA doesn't use Eloquences as the primary speech, and this also not included in the program. If you like, you must buy it, and install into your computer. There is an article named switching from Jaws to NVDA. If you're about to do that, take a look at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
Hope that help
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How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences?


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However Github is now owned by Microsoft.
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Hello Maria. As other’s has said, JAWS isn’t free, whereas NVDA is free to use, however, if you like it, you can donate to the product. Obviously the developers has got to make money to keep it going, otherwise if it was free but with no way’s to donate, it would go under. Also, its Open Source, and it cannot be taken over by a for profit company. And we’ve seem one such company buying up all its competitors. No way is NVDA going to be swallowed up or anything like that. This is the major difference between a non-profit and a for profit company.



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Maria Reyes
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Subject: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?



How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences?

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Well some corporate do give them money as well. I usually send them a donation when a new version comes out. It does not need to be a big donation.


I will be doing another one in the new year.
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I wish I had the means to donate. I always feel so guilty. The developers of Nvda are truly lovely people. They’ve changed millions of lives with Nvda. That’s something to be proud of.



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Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?



Hi



as mentioned the price how ever the project does ask for donations if you can to keep this worthy project going.



You are also not limited to the amount of copies you have on a home network or even bigger like what has just been installed to the Christchurch city library network they just installed 390 copies to there public terminals for the public to use.

It will not time out after 30 or 40 minutes then you have to reboot the computer.



the default voice for a windows 10 machine now is windows one core voices but below that is E speak voices. You can also buy synth packages for nvda or use free ones.



The FAQ link that has been provided by a couple of users will give you a run down of some of the differences between jaws and nvda.



You do not have to buy upgrades and again if people can they can donate to the project no matter how small it is it all counts.

They update or do a release 4 times a year so the fixes are pretty quick to be fixed.



The best thing to do is take it for a test drive.







Gene nz



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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.


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However Github is now owned by Microsoft.
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Subject: Re: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?


Hello Maria. As other’s has said, JAWS isn’t free, whereas NVDA is free to
use, however, if you like it, you can donate to the product. Obviously the
developers has got to make money to keep it going, otherwise if it was free
but with no way’s to donate, it would go under. Also, its Open Source, and
it cannot be taken over by a for profit company. And we’ve seem one such
company buying up all its competitors. No way is NVDA going to be swallowed
up or anything like that. This is the major difference between a non-profit
and a for profit company.



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Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 5:51 PM
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Subject: [nvda] How different is NVDA different than Jaws?



How different is NVDA than Jaws? what are some differences?

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