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Re: Screen Reader Programs

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:28:47 +0100
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Cc: "<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "<judy@accessibilityexperts.ca>" <judy@accessibilityexperts.ca>
That sounds a bit strange, in theory the demo version is exactly the same as the full one, except for the 40-minutes limit (indeed, my current licensed cooy was originally a demo downloaded from FS site and later activated).

I've used the demo version many times in training sessions to show its usage, and of course it is possible to access the headings/links/form controls listings. Maybe your client used a different browser, or the keyboard focus was outside the content...

Cheers,
Ramón.

Judy said:
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Judy Gregg
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> 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
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> Hi there,
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> Try Non-Visual Desktop Application (NVDA) at http://www.nvda-project.org/ it’s free and probably the most standards compliant screen reader available.
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> Also try JAWS at http://www.freedomscientific.com/downloads/jaws/jaws-downloads.asp  – there’s a free forty minute demo version available.
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> Or better still, find some people who use a screen reader every day, build some test cases, and get them to test your site ...
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> 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
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> 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.
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> LIZ HUNTER
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> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je <carte3je@jmu.edu> wrote:
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> Can I get some recommendations for Screen Readers that you guys use for testing web pages please.
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> Many thanks
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> James Carter
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