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  • JAWS is one of the best screenreaders on the market, and I really love that piece of software
  • Not only is it possible to customize that program in numerous ways according to your personal taste, the navigation on Web pages with Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is amazing
  • The only disadvantage of this is that it is not easy for sighted people to know where I am on the page since JAWS reformats the page completely different, e
  • I think JAWS is also a great screenreader for beginners, as there can be spoken some additional information regarding the current element you are on, such as To activate, press Enter or Space if the focus is on a button

    • by Ulrich Jahrmann
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      I am blind and have used JAWS from Freedom Scientific for several years now. JAWS is a screenreader that makes the content of the screen accessible for blind people by using either a speech synthesizer that reads aloud the screen content, or by using a Braille display, a separate device that displays the screen content in Braille letters. These letters consist of eight dots, and each letter is a unique combination of these dots.

      JAWS is one of the best screenreaders on the market, and I really love that piece


      of software. It runs on all the current Windows operating systems, including XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit). Not only is it possible to customize that program in numerous ways according to your personal taste, the navigation on Web pages with Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is amazing. These websites appear for me like a document in a text processor, and I can also navigate with the arrow keys of the keyboard that else would not be possible. The only disadvantage of this is that it ...

      • is not easy for sighted people to know where I am on the page since JAWS reformats the page completely different, e.g. every link is on a separate line, or the links on the left of a website appear for me first, and then follows the actual text, so sometimes it can be difficult to navigate on web pages with a lot of links. But there are many shortcuts to navigate to all the different elements of a web page.

        Also many of the applications for offices such as

        Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and many more can be used very efficiently.

        I think JAWS is also a great screenreader for beginners, as there can be spoken some additional information regarding the current element you are on, such as “To activate, press Enter or Space” if the focus is on a button. The only big disadvantage is that JAWS is rather expensive, it costs over $1000. But fortunately, it has a demo mode so you can try it 40 minutes, and then you have to restart Windows to get another 40 minutes.




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