building comp for VI

Geoff Shang geoff at
Fri Jun 2 10:13:03 UTC 2006

tyche wrote:

> would like to know if there are any screen readers that:
> 1) use the sound card for out put
> 2) can read a framed window in a gui
> 3) NOT require highlighting and hot keying.
> i know a little about windows programs like jaws that
> require a card similiar to dectalk.

This is not a mailing list for the discussion of Windows, as its focus is 
Linux, but JAWS and most other Windows screen readers can and do speak 
through a standard soundcard.

Not sure what you mean by point 3 above.  Certainly a decent screen reader 
should speak most screen contents intuitively, but if anyone thinks they 
can design a screen reader that does not require any special commands for 
screen review then they are (1) kidding themselves and (2) not familiar 
with the way blind people use screen readers.  The ability to examine the 
screen and have information selectively spoken at will is integral to the 
whole screen reader experience.


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