just how much can you do with?

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 02:11:02 UTC 2013

I think this is highly subjective. I haven't had these problems you're
talking about with JAWS performance and crashing the whole system. I
think it also depends on what you'll be doing on your PC. NVDA is fine
for me to use at home where I'm mostly using Firefox and Thunderbird,
but it would be useless at the office where I used to work when I needed
to use Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime.

On 02/03/13 19:58, Kyle wrote:
> Orca not as good as Jaws? What? While it's true that the last time I
> used Jaws was probably 10 years ago, it was getting progressively worse
> and slower, and crashing the whole computer more often at the time I
> stopped using it than it was when I started using it. Yes, Oracle's
> failing to maintain Orca caused a few setbacks, but Joany and others
> have been working extremely hard to make it much more usable than it
> ever was, and in fact, Orca now works much better than what I have heard
> reported about VoiceOver. Additionally, even if we count out Linux
> entirely for a moment and only focus on Windows, NVDA is better than
> Jaws, so we can certainly count out Jaws as even being a contender in
> the battle for screen reader supremecy for a very long time to come.
> Yes, Orca does some things differently, e.g. it doesn't have a forms
> mode or virtual buffer in the browser, but that alone makes it better
> than all Windows screen readers. The only thing it has trouble with at
> this point is Flash, but everything has varying degrees of trouble with
> Flash, and I have never thought of it as a workable solution for
> embedding media on any website.
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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