[wiblind] Re: Window-Eyes demo

  • From: "John G. Heim" <jheim@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <wiblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:59:14 -0500

I do not use Window-Eyes although I've heard its very good. The University supplied me with jaws (a competing product) many years ago and I've been using it ever since. Although, actually right now I'm typing this message on my home computer using a free, open source, screen reader called nvda. Nvda stands for "non-visual desktop access". It has its flaws but for free, its unbelievably good.

----- Original Message ----- From: "kmducat" <kmducat@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <wiblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 9:19 PM
Subject: [wiblind] Re: Window-Eyes demo

Hi John, Do you use Window Eyes? Does it work pretty well with developer's tools like MS Visual Studio and SQL?

I have trouble using JAWS with mouse overs on certain Internet sites and with Concur - our application for submitting expense reports - it has those menus which appear depending on which filed you land in.

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Heim" <jheim@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <wiblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 2:52 PM
Subject: [wiblind] Window-Eyes demo


Would anyone be interested in a demonstration of Window-eyes? Its a screen reader for Windows computers. I happen to have just gotten an email from a guy who gives classes on using Window-eyes and it occured to me that it might be a good topic for our group. I actually use a competing product called jaws. We may be able to arrange a demonstration of jaws too.

But I just thought it might be valuable to the group to have a demonstration of a screen reader that you can use even if your vision fails entirely. Of course, I'm assuming a lot of people on this list are using magnification software on their computers. Plus there are probably people in the group not on this list.

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