Moderated Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Steve Nutt

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: 11 June 2022 23:32
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

I've always thought NVDA was more like Window Eyes.
Now, if there was a Jaws add-on for NVDA, that set the keyboard functions to be like Jaws, I think a lot more people would use it.
I remember when Microsoft Word had a WordPerfect keyboard layout, that made it a lot easier for WP users.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Having been a long time Window Eyes user I found the move to NVDA much easier than a move to Jaws. I have NVDA and the latest version of Jaws on my computer and use NVDA 90 percent of the time.

On 6/11/2022 5:04 PM, Mich Verrier wrote:
Hi I have triedNVDA but I never got verry far with it. I used Jaws and
that is what I have used all the way back to Jaws 3.7 I am now using
2022 and am having a lot of fun with it. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of molly the
blind tech lover
Sent: June 11, 2022 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: Curiosity: What makes people choose Jaws over NVDA?

Hi. This is such an interesting topic. I rather enjoy discussions like
this. I prefer Jaws over NVDA because Jaws has the Braille math
editor, which I need to use for math class. NVDA is a great screen
reader if you don't need to do math. Also, I love Jaws picture smart,
voice assistant feature, and the convenient OCR. I do use NVDA
occasionally, and I like how there are so many unique NVDA add-ons.
However, my overall preference is Jaws.

On 6/11/22, James Malone <james.malone93502@...> wrote:
Hi all,
inspired from an earlier topic, I got to wondering:
What makes people keep coming back to Jaws over NVDA? I also want to
emphasise that this is not a topic trying to bash one or the other,
I'd really like to hear some opinions from the Jaws side. What do you
think it does better? Where do you think it's weakness's are? I've
been a long time NVDA user and occasionally dabbled in Jaws here and
there over the past year or so. Something I commonly see is that Jaws
still seems to have better braille support. I also don't know how
many organisations would be super happy with the idea of putting NVDA
on a work computer, so there's that. I used Jaws growing up, so I
have a fair amount of experience in both readers. Using Jaws recently
also told me that the overall look and feel hasn't really changed
either, so there was next to no learning curve when it came to
reacquainting myself. I know NV access have been working on this, but
to my understanding Jaws also seems to have better UIA support,
something that can only be a positive!
Looking forward to hearing from you,

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