Requesting screen reader recommendation
Posted by Nick on 5/20/2010 at 2:57 AM
Hi, I am finally on the verge of updating my system (new computer, new operating system, new screen reader etc.). I am currently a Windoweyes user, and all things being equal, would prefer to stay with G. I already have a relationship with them, and frankly, it will be cheaper than Jaws. That said, I am open to alternatives. Most of my screen reader usage involves web surfing and e-mailing. However, I would like to begin learning digital ediiting programs such as Adobe Audition and other software related to music and broadcasting. Is there one screen reader that is superior at handling digital editing and recording software? In general, for web surfing, are the open source free screen reader programs sufficient? Thanks for your assistance.
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Re:Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by Windows7 on 6/5/2010 at 7:59 PM
hey you should try NVDA. it's free. and works with windows7, windows vista, windows xp. not sure if it works with windows 2000
Re:Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by pLysky on 6/10/2010 at 12:36 AM
Best choice for reading the web is CleanPage.
What it does is it strips all web noises and extracts the main text content. The main text is then spoken aloud or fit on the screen in a low vision version.
To read a web news, I simply press key shortcut ALT+N to have my PC read only the main article out loud to me. Or, press ALT+K to have the main article displayed in low vision version -- 64-point font size with white font over black background. In fact, I can set it to display in any color, font type and size, even the line height!
Amazing software! It's no longer free though.
Re:Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by lej06 on 8/30/2010 at 12:19 PM
I also had a trouble with that when I was in college. I am so much interested in using the adobe but I can't. Yes, they are saying that NVDA is good, but I have not tried it yet because of its voice. Is there already an improvement? Hope to hear more from you guys. Thanks.
Re:Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by lauracornwell on 8/12/2011 at 9:36 AM
Hay need help with nvda use xp can some one help me pleas thankshears my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Re:Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by drussell52 on 8/12/2011 at 9:54 AM
I am glad someone brought up this topic as I did not know there were other choices besides Window Eyes and JFW. Might have to do a little self ed about NVDA. On work computer have the latest JFW but on the home computer, primarily used for email and light web surfing have JFW 6. I like the older versions of JFW jaws for windows in that one had to open the form field, whereas some times the new version clicks when a new form field is open, but seemingly gets hung up there on sites like Facebook or My Space., and forward tab usually resolves that frickin issue. I guess all of the screen readers require low to no graphics though in order to function best. Gotta go, see you folk later.
Re: Requesting screen reader recommendationPosted by tsh1013 on 3/12/2012 at 12:59 PM
I use Jaws and it works fine if you use the Window s commands.
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