moderated Re: Recommendation: Open source screen reader program

John Covici

You could use one of your Jaws settings temporarily, if all you need
is the screen reader for a limited time and ask for a reset as well.

On Sun, 02 Feb 2020 16:13:10 -0500,
Joe wrote:

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I would echo the NVDA choice. You can find a great deal of documentation on
the screen reader. Look at NV Access and
Narrator is also a good choice as well with good documentation on its use.


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Dr. Joe L. Todd CVRT

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Subject: Re: Recommendation: Open source screenreader program


NVDA is open-source. For further details, let's talk offlist and please
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Subject: Recommendation: Open source screenreader program

Hello list members:

Since retiring I have been involved in a number of volunteer activities.
Recently I had a conversation with a local agency who is looking for a
volunteer to assist clients in completing an online registration form as
part of an interview process regarding potential receipt of specific

I understand that I cannot legally use one of my additional Jaws licenses
because I have the Home version. Truth to tell, other than JAWS, I have
never really worked with any other screenreader programs. Some years ago,
Idid a cursory review of NVDA. I understand that Narrator has improved in
some measurable ways. I know that there are other programs out there.

For purposes of this opportunity, where I would need to load a screenreading
program onto a laptop in order to conduct the interviews, I am looking for
any recommendations of open-source screen Reader programs.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Best, Justin

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