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RE: Screen Reader Programs

From: Judy Gregg <judy@accessibilityexperts.ca>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:28:56 -0500
To: "'Adam Cooper'" <cooperad@bigpond.com>, "'Liz Hunter'" <lduncan@siu.edu>, "'Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je'" <carte3je@jmu.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi,

 

Something to keep in mind is that the demo / free version of JAWS do not
have all features of the full version available. We have a person who uses
JAWS on a daily basis test our websites and have found that it is the best. 

 

One of our clients actually had the free version and was using to test their
website.  We were testing their intranet using the demo / free version of
JAWS and the person who uses JAWS on a regular basis could not access the
same functionalities as in her full version, such as her heading list or
link list.

 

Judy Gregg

Accessibility Experts Ltd.

 

From: Adam Cooper [mailto:cooperad@bigpond.com] 
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 5:08 PM
To: 'Liz Hunter'; 'Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je'
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Screen Reader Programs

 

Hi there,

 

Try Non-Visual Desktop Application (NVDA) at http://www.nvda-project.org/
it's free and probably the most standards compliant screen reader available.

 

Also try JAWS at
http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-downloads.asp  -
there's a free forty minute demo version available.

 

Or better still, find some people who use a screen reader every day, build
some test cases, and get them to test your site ...

 

 

 

From: Liz Hunter [mailto:lduncan@siu.edu] 
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:34 AM
To: Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Programs

 

ChromeVox for Google Chrome is free and works fairly well. I'm not sure how
it rates but I use it to test all of my sites.

LIZ HUNTER
Web Specialist

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lduncan@siu.edu
P: 618/453-2820

SIU.EDU



On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je
<carte3je@jmu.edu> wrote:

Can I get some recommendations for Screen Readers that you guys use for
testing web pages please.


Many thanks

 

James Carter
Web Developer
University Marketing

carte3je@jmu.edu
(540) 568-5606 <tel:%28540%29%20568-5606> 


@JamesEDCarter

 

 

 
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