let's just say you could call me a screen reader expert or close to that. I
worked with nearly everything available on windows and had a few experiences
with orca on the gnome desktop.
when I started out I was running wineyes 4.5 and needless to say the control
panel was very! confusing, the option names sorta weird. especially the
keyboard echo. instead of having 4 levels you have 1 long list with keys,
words, both and then keys, words and both with out interrupt instead of
putting these 2 separately.
I also at first had troubles applying changes globally, but as for day to
day use (when I'm not digging in the thing) window-eyes was all in all a
plezent experience to work with.
then when I ended up on vista I started to use jaws daily. it was an easier
thing to learn I'll admit and I got used to it quite a lot.
dolphin's products, hmm. have these at school. I find them weird. the hot
keys are especially confusing, sometimes requiring left, or specifrically,
right, control, making me getting hal announcing the key instead of
performing the function I expected it to do. I do, however, like its... uh.
what was it called. verbosity schemes I think. it allows full modification
of just about anything the thing says. for instance I changed it to say
checked/unchecked instead of its default selected/unselected on checkboxes,
that sort of thing. I wish though they made a seaprate buffer for msaa
content instead of using their mouse emulation with some DOM thrown in to do
I did also test system access and nvda and I find I don't have to comment,
the 2 are really nice readers.
sorry if I went off topic at 1 point or another and sorry for the long
message, and take care!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hayden Presley" <hdpres...@hotmail.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Screen Readers and Games
Really? That's a feature I've come to like in JAWS myself.
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