[BCAB] JAWS versus Window Eyes
steve at comproom.co.uk
Wed Feb 13 22:56:03 GMT 2013
OK then, but Supernova only uses one language, which again is pretty
proprietary. Comm automation is the way to go. You can script Window-Eyes
in Python, C, or whatever you like, the default people tend to use is VB.
All the best
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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Michael A.
Sent: 13 February 2013 16:19
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] JAWS versus Window Eyes
Talking of innaccuracy about scripting, Supernova uses a language called
LUA, not a propritery language.
And NVDA, which costs nothing, uses Python, a massively supported and
easy to learn language.
On 13/02/2013 15:48, Steve Nutt wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> I think what you are saying is no longer accurate. Window-Eyes has a more
> diverse scripting language, because it uses Com Automation, whereas JAWS
> its own proprietary language, as does Supernova, which can in some
> be limiting.
> Also there is the price factor. Only one price for Window-Eyes, £595.00,
> whereas if you have any professional operating system, you end up paying
> about 300 quid more for JAWS professional.
> Disclaimer here, i am a reseller of Window-Eyes, but there is so much
> inaccuracy going on about scripting that I thought I should put the record
> All the best
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> Sent: 13 February 2013 15:40
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> Subject: Re: [BCAB] JAWS versus Window Eyes
> As much as I would rather not admit it, I believe that, in most
> contexts, and assuming price is not a primary consideration, Jaws still
> usually has greater potential to provide the most comprehensive screen
> reading access to Windows applications. This is particularly so when its
> scripting language is utilised.
> This is not a criticism of WindowEyes, which is also a good product, and
> less expensive than JAWS.
> I'm sure others will have their own views.
> Kind regards
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Louise
> Sent: 13 February 2013 15:33
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> Subject: [BCAB] JAWS versus Window Eyes
> Importance: High
> Hello List,
> Just seeking user opinion. For long term and maximum Windows PC
> accessibility, with the capability to hook up a Braille display, would you
> favour JAWS or Window Eyes. I've heard excellent reports about both of
> screen readers, but which is best for both home and professional context?
> What are the differences? Does one do something that the other can't?
> Any advice, suggestions and opinions will be much appreciated.
> Best regards,
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