My thoughts on your message. JFW: Works good with applications that it has been configured to work with otherwise pretty poor. **This is not true! If you know how to script, you can make Jaws work well with the programs that it wasn't designed to work with out of the box. And if you do not then chances are that there are scripts that may be had from the net that would be free or for a little money that would make it work with a particular program in question. This makes Jaws a very customizable screen reader and not at all ""poor."" Hal for windows: I find this one quite cumbersome and aqua to use and not very intuitive. **I know nothing about it. Window eyes: my currant screen reader, good with programs it has been configured and not bad on other programs, it is stable and quite flexible. I know nothing about it except that it is much like Jaws in that you can use set files to customize programs to make them work well with the screen reader. These are my thoughts. Darren. -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Riz Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:20 PM To: Blind Cool Tech Subject: [bct] Screen readers Hy all, I have always wondered which screen reader is rated as the best. I have tried all 3 of the main ones and hear are my thoughts. JFW: Works good with applications that it has been configured to work with otherwise pritty poor. Hal for windows: I find this one quite cumbersom and auquad to use and not very intuative. Window eyes: my currant screen reader, good with programs it has been configured and not bad on other programs, it is stable and quite flexable. So their we havit please feel free to comment. I am not going to get into the pricing of these screen readers on this email otherwise the soapbox will be well and truly in use.