[bksvol-discuss] Re: O_T screen reader delemna

  • From: Melissa Smith <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2011 22:05:06 -0500

I've used Window-Eyes exclusively for years. It works great for all of the Bookshare stuff. it indicates page breaks and the like. You can adjust the punctuation, and attribute changes to your preference for proofing Bookshare books. Excel is also quite easy to use. It works well with IE 8, and Firefox. I don't use Dreamweaver, so can't speak to that. I occasionally use Facebook, though I often use the mobile site, simply because I don't want to spend time on the cluttered site that is Facebook. Good luck in your decision.

Melissa Smith

On 7/3/2011 9:45 PM, Shelley L. Rhodes wrote:
Hi you all,
I am at a cross roads and need to make a decision.
I have currently Jaws version 9.0 Professional, as I have XP Professional on my desk top and my netbook. I use my netbook for internet access. Anyway, this version of Jaws does not work well with Firefox, nor with IE 8 or above. I contacted Freedom Scientific and found it will cost me about $600 to upgrade to the current version of Jaws.
A lot of money right not, o.k. a lot of money at any time.
I have downloaded the demo of Window Eyes, I like their installment plan idea. Are there any of you who use WE, System Access or NVDA as your main and exclusive screen reader, what do you like and don't like about them. Regarding Bookshare how do these programs handle Bookshare and proofing books and submitting items to the site. Are there any things I need to be aware of before I consider which screen reader I should consider going to, or whether upgrading Jaws might be my best option, I am wavering, more towards find something new. How does WE, and SA work with Excel spread sheets, web page design programs like Dreamweaver and Facebook?
Help guys, smile.
Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A. CVRT
and Ludden black Labrador Guide Dog.
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