moderated Re: Which Browser Works Best With JAWS?

JM Casey

Hey Brian.


I have not tried Brave; I was going to look into it but some little piece of info that I can’t recall at the moment made me decide (for that particular moment) not to bother.

I have Vivaldi though, and it is, I think, a chromium-based browser, now. It is usable, but JAWS, my primary screen reader, does not work so well with the way things are laid out. Essentially the experience appears a bit cluttered and messy. I would like to enjoy this thing as it seems like a terrific browser, and extremely customisable – so there might well be ways to set it up to work better for me, but I haven’t really taken much time to fiddle with it. On paper at least, I just love how customisable it is.



From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 31, 2019 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: Which Browser Works Best With JAWS?



           Just remember that there are a plethora of Chromium-based browsers other than the Google Chrome browser.  It's worth trying out Brave, for instance, if privacy (and not having the browser itself be a data collection device) is of concern.  I've transitioned to Brave from Chrome for precisely that reason, and so far, with a few minor exceptions, it behaves as Chrome did.  So, for that matter, does Edge Dev.

            I agree, though, that not only is "best" a subjective descriptor, but it is entirely context specific.  Some websites work better in one browser than another, and some screen readers work better with certain websites using a specific browser.  The same is true in regard to screen readers, on certain programs or sites some "play better" with those than others do.

            You've got to be ready to use more than one browser and more than one screen reader, even if your proficiency with your second and third choices is not quite what it is when you're using your favorites.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer

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