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SCREEN READER FOR THE COMPUTER

HI, MY NAME IS JAMES. I AM CONSIDERED TOTALLY BLIND ALL EXCEPT FOR LESS THAN THREE PERCENT OF THE CENTER OF MY RIGHT EYE. IT IS HARD TO TYPE AND THEN TO TELL WHAT I HAVE TYPED. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A GOOD SCREEN READER THAT WILL WORK IN WINDOWS 98 AND ON THE INTERNET? THAT IS, ONE THAT DOES NOT HAVE TO HIGHLIGHT THEN GO TO A SEPERATE BOX AND READ IT. THANKS, IF YOU KNOW OF ANY THAT ARE FREE PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: 12JAC@BELLSOUTH.NET

THANKS
HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY, OR NIGHT, ALL DEPENDING UPON THE TIME YOU ARE READING THIS....

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Re:SCREEN READER FOR THE COMPUTER



Hello. I am hercules. My real name is Chris but i just want people to call me hercules. i use a screen reader called nvda. If you would like nvda, go to www.nvda-project.org.


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Hi All,

You may want to check out the YAKiToMe! website at http://www.yakitome.com. It's free (as in zero cost) and has multiple high-quality text-to-speech-synthesis voices. It allows file sharing so you can hear audio material, including entire books, that have been converted by other users. Since it's a website, you don't have to download any software. There are a bunch of books already in there and users are encouraged to add and legally share copyright-free material. The interface is easy to use and downloading to your iPod is as easy as drag-and-drop.


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Hi Does anyone knwo of any sights where they have comparisons of screen readers and magnification software?

Emma


Re:SCREEN READER FOR THE COMPUTER



hi this is Suman Kumar Bhokray
the best is
to use microsoft narrator
its free and great
bye bye
Suman Kumar Bhokray


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I am looking for some information. I am wanting a comparison of JAWS to HAL. I would like to know what they have in common and what their differences are. Does one work better with PDF than the other? How easy are they to learn? Is one more easy to learn than the other? Would like opinions from someone who has tried using both and has choosen one over the other, and tell me why. I can be reached at......

mloya@okdrs.gov

Thanks so much for any help. Mila


Re:SCREEN READER FOR THE COMPUTER



Hello

My mother in law is partially blind and has trouble using her computer. I've researched JAWS and HAL. How do these compare to each other and to window eyes, etc? Aside from e-mail and web browsing she uses geneology software which is probably not a directly supported application by JAWS. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance - markp@m-m.net


ZoommText (from AI Squared) and Magic (from Freedom Scientific)



Hi,

You asked about the difference between the AI Squared and Magic "screen readers." ZoomText is the product by AI Squared which can be found at http://www.aisquared.com, and Magic is a product from Freedom scientific, found on the web at http://www.freedomsci.com

Both are pprograms that are used to provide magnification of your computer display and both have options to also provide speech output but they do not speak as much as a program that is intended to be a screen reader, and they don't give you as much control over the speech. What they do give you is a lot of control over how your display looks - the size, colors, etc. Here is a link to a page on AFB's web site where you can learn more about Screen Magnification program: http://www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?document...

Both programs have a demo version available that you can download from their web sites. Running these demos and working out how to use them is probably the best way to figure out if they will do what you need and which one is better for you.


Screen Computer for my Communication device and my computer



Hi, I don't know the difference between the AI Squared and MAGic 8.0 Screen reader..Thanks, Michelle


$99 text to speach



http://www.fonix.com/
software is named iSpeak
there is a demo on the web site.


Low Cost Screen Reading Alternative



My name is Harold and I'm a totally blind man employed as an Adaptive Technology Specialist in NY. There are many choices for pricy Windows based screen reader software packages, but, depending upon what you're mainly doing with your computer, I have found a low cost software alternative. The first is a brand new speaking Internet browsing package from Freedom Scientific called Connect Outloud. For Around $250, you will have an efficient, easy to use speaking Internet browsing program that doesn't break your bank. This package also gives you speech access to a basic word processing program that's included and the Outlook Express e-mail application which installs with your software.

Good Luck
Harold (800) 522-6294 (Ask For Ext # 809)
ATS


Screen Reader



Carmelo, while JFW is indeed a good screen reader, it is not the only one. Other competitors include
Window-eyes
from GW Micro
www.gwmicro.com

Window Bridge
from Synthavoice
www.synthavoice.com


Screen reader for the computer



Hello, my name is Carmelo and I ma writing to you because I would like to tell that if you want a good screen reader, you will have to ditch some bucks. The name of the screen reader that you are looking for is JFW, or (Jaws For Windows.) It's about $850 But belief me, it's very well worthed the money. You can call Henter-Joyce at: 800-336-5658.
Good luck,
Carmelo Rodriguez


Screen readers



Hi, James. It will pretty much be impossible to find a free screen reader which works in Windows, although several screen readers exist which are free for DOS. There is a new screen reader from England which is only around $150 or so and is called Lookout. The web site is www.screenreader.co.uk. IBM's Home Page Reader costs around $150 and is a screen reader designed for Internet use.


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