Hi Astrid and all! I have a Dell laptop computer
with JAWS, NVDA and Windows 10. I also have an
Iphone. I also have Dropbox and Google Drive. Google
Drive and Dropbox both sync up to both my computer
and my Iphone. It's awesome!!! I'm a college student
and I wouldn't survive college without that ability.
I also have Outlook which is a a new vversion of the
old Outlook Express for your email. I on't know if
Windows Mail is accessible because I don't don't use
it. If I use Firefox the most on my computer. I use
Microsoft Word and Google Dox for word prossessors.
I use JAWS 2018 because I don’t care for JAWS 2019,
thanks to bugs. NVDA has improved a lot and competes
with JAWS. Even with JAWS, it’s still worth having
NVDA as well so you can either swap between them as
needed or as a back up for whenever JAWS refuses to
behave. NVDA is still free but you pay for any add
one. Both screen readers work with Windows 10 and
the apps I mentioned. I don’t recamend Microsoft
Edge because it’s not currently fully accessible.
Chrome is a lot better and Internet Explorer has
passed its prime. Firefox is my go to browser
because you can do a lot more with it than you can
with Internet Explorer. Also, if you can’t work a
Mac, then stick with your PC instead. Besides, you
have more power with word prosessors and
spreadsheets on a PC.
Thank you for taking the time to read this Email!
Chemeketa Community College,
Citizen’s Climate Lobby,
National Federation of the Blind of Oregon,
Chemeketa Community College Email:
“When the student is ready, the teacher will
appear”, Author unknown.
Sent from my Gmail Email
I have some questions. I need to make the choice
between a Mac with VoiceOve ror a PC with Windows 10
and JAWS. Background: hav eused PCs with JAWS ever
since 2002, but had been waiting for approval from my
health insurance to get a new JAWS version ever since
late 2017. In the meantime, last January, I bought a
Mac, which I can’t get used to. Long story short, I
was finally approved for JAWS and now my husband is
willing to get me a Windows PC and to take over my
Mac. Keeping both the Mac and PC is not an option for
As the purchase of the Mac was quite a desperate
action and I don’t want to repeat it, I want to get
opinions from people as to how useable JAWS is these
days? Is there a browser that works well? I cannot get
used to the way Safari works on the Mac, but I don’t
want to have to have three different browsers on my PC
like I did with my last Windows PC and way old JAWS.
What about Windows Mail? Is the Windows app store
accessible nowadays, and if not, where do you get your
Is there a way to keep files synchronized between
PC and iPhone? I like my iPhone and really use it ll
What feed reader(s) is/are accessible with JAWS? Is
Kindle for PC still accessible (Kindle for Mac isn’t)?
Just some random questions. Will ask more if I think