[bct] Re: Screen readers

  • From: "Curt" <catucker24@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 09:08:07 -0600

This is a great list where we can talk about anything   without fear of
being flamed by others.  The  list has not been restricted to specific
Everyone's experiences and preceptions are different and that makes it
more interesting and we certainly can learn from each other.
-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Riz
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 6:28 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Screen readers

Thanks Mary for a few minutes I thought I was going to get lambusted for
giving my oppinion.  The only we can all learn is if we discuss oure

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mary Emerson <mailto:maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 8:40 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Screen readers

My screen reader preference is Jaws, because braille support is
wonderful. I found that Window Eyes didn't allow me to adjust braille
parameters for individual applications and that was a definite
requirement when I was working, and when I used main frame equipment
with a 3270 terminal emulator,  I had to be able to move around a screen
easily without a lot of extra stuff on the braille display. I had
trouble using Window Eyes with my PC at the office because for some
reason, it would reboot every time I wanted to go out to my company's
Intranet sites. So I had to ditch Window Eyes. Most people could get
around these requirements since they used speech, but at the office I
kept the speech off, due to being on the phone a lot in system support
work, and my colleagues and I were too distracted by speech. 
I guess screen reader preference is very individual and is defined not
only by what you like or prefer, but also your living and employment
situation, and whether or not you like braille. In the old days of DOS,
I used braille exclusively and never even went near speech until I
started using Windows. Now I admit to have gotten a bit spoiled by
speech; I can have it read long e-mail to me while I multi-task, making
lunch or doing dishes, and it is very convenient. 
Speaking of speech, somebody gave a web site where wireless computer
headphones could be obtained. Could somebody repeat that site address? I
tried my wireless headphones with the PC but there was a bit of
interference that caused a large amount of static, so I suspect that
wireless PC headphones must be made exclusively for PC use, unless there
is some sort of filter that can be plugged in to filter out the static.
Thanks, from Mary


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