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Re: Screen Reader Programs

From: David Hilbert Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:02:00 -0500
Cc: "'Adam Cooper'" <cooperad@bigpond.com>, "'Liz Hunter'" <lduncan@siu.edu>, "'Carter, James Edward Dawkins - carte3je'" <carte3je@jmu.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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To: <judy@accessibilityexperts.ca>
I would not suggest using a demo of any product as a testing environment partly because some tests take longer than the demo will allow.

On Dec 11, 2011, at 8:28 AM, Judy Gregg wrote:

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.

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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

@JamesEDCarter
 
 
 

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