[nfb-talk] Question on what is the best screen-reader to use?

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 25 22:42:47 UTC 2012

jaws and window eyes  are the leading screen readers and they seem to have 
the most functionality with windows software. Jaws is built to read and 
interpret websites well and has custom features such as creating book marks 
online. Yes, expensive, but you get what you pay for. That said, the best 
screen reader will depend on your needs. Some use System access which costs 
like 300 I think and say it meets their needs. Others use the free screen 
reader NVDA and it meets their needs.
So it just depends. Sorry to hear its out of your budget as I think many 
blind users think it’s a great screen reader. I personally like the ability 
now to  use research it, the speech schemes mode, and get a list of errors 
in a document such as a list of objects, spelling errors, or grammar 
mistakes. Of course other screen readers may do some of these, but from what 
I've heard jaws does much more than most of them.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Gloria Whipple
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:59 PM
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Subject: [nfb-talk] Question on what is the best screen-reader to use?

I have a question on what is the best screen-reader to use.

I sure cannot afford jaws any more.

I am getting less than $800.00 a month now that my husband has passed away.

If you all could give me suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Gloria Whipple

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