You can try demos of JAWS by Freedom Scientific and windoweyes by GWMicro.
And there is the free NVDA screen reader.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Rose" <drokaudysseygam...@ddrose.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 1:07 PM
Subject: [Audyssey] Windows screen reader software?
| Hi folks,
| My apologies if I bring up a question that has already been discussed to
| death, but I don't see anything about this in a casual browsing of the
| At first I thought I didn't have any screen reader software, so I
| couldn't test the accessibility of my RSW website directly. But then I
| realized that every Mac has VoiceOver built-in, and it's quite nice!
| I've been going through my web pages with VoiceOver, and I've found a
| number of minor issues that I'll be correcting.
| But I'd hate to fine-tune my pages to VoiceOver's quirks only, without
| knowing about similar quirks in other software. In particular, what do
| Windows users typically use to browse the web? I see that Narrator is
| built-in to Windows, but it's almost unusable. Even Narrator itself
| recommends users buy a third-party program instead.
| So, if I were to purchase one such third-party program for the purpose
| of testing my website's accessibility under Windows, which program
| should it be?
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