In a previous life I worked a lot with visually impaired populations.  At
that time, a few years ago, ZoomText was the preferred screen reader for
our users though we had a few loyal JAWS users.  I can't remember the
details but JAWS did some strange things with reading some page details
that weren't part of the UI.  ZoomText seemed to hit the preferred balance
between features and usability for our users.

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Terran McCanna <> wrote:

> Hello Rose,
> There are several library staff in our GLASS (Georgia Library for
> Accessible Statewide Services) division that use JAWS with the standard
> Evergreen staff client (we're on version 2.9).
> The GLASS staff recently did a bit of initial testing with JAWS and the
> new web-based staff client that is under development and ran into several
> problems that will need to be resolved before it will be fully usable for
> them. For this, the only browser they were able to use was FireFox, because
> the staff client wouldn't work with Internet Explorer, and the
> accessibility tools wouldn't work with Chrome. The bug reports for
> accessibility issues are here:
> accessibility&orderby=-id&start=0
> For OPAC use, they report the best success with Internet Explorer,
> followed by Firefox.
> I hope that is helpful information for you. If you have questions about
> accessible technology options for staff or patrons (related to Evergreen or
> not), I'm sure they would be happy to give you advice. Their contact
> information is available at:
> Terran McCanna
> PINES Program Manager
> Georgia Public Library Service
> 1800 Century Place, Suite 150
> Atlanta, GA 30345
> 404-235-7138
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Schooff, Rose (LVA) <
>> wrote:
>> I have been asked to ask ya’ll about screen readers and Evergreen.
>> 1.  What screen reader do you use?  Have you been successful with it and
>> Evergreen?
>> 2.  What browser do you use with the screen reader?
>> 3. If you have a successful preferred screen reader, what is the
>> estimated cost?
>> Thanks everybody.
>> --
>> Rose M. Schooff
>> Technology Consultant
>> Library of Virginia
>> Library Development and Networking
>> 800 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219
>> 804-692-3772
>> 804-310-7901

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