[BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Oct 22 08:59:15 BST 2019


Hi,

I have no idea, but I seriously doubt it will come any time soon.  Text
Analyser is a really powerful feature, and I bet not many use it.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: janesellers6 at gmail.com <janesellers6 at gmail.com> 
Sent: 22 October 2019 08:49
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Hi Steve

Do you kbnow if this kidn of thing will be planned for NVDA so that there
will be competition ? I just feel that Jaws is on its own but no way could I
afford it unless I was working full time I am using NVDA and that suits my
needs fine but I was offered a job voluntarily at the local hospital and
wondered if Jaws would be better there? Not sure if I wil get the voluntary
role now asi ti has been such a long time since I applied for the role. I
need to speak to the person involved. 

All for now

Jane

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk>
Sent: 22 October 2019 08:46
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Hi,

You could do it better with JAWS, because of text analyser, which doesn't
exist in NVDA.  Text Analyser looks for missing closing brackets, quotes,
etc, as well as fonts and spelling errors.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull at gmail.com>
Sent: 22 October 2019 08:07
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] thoughts on a job requirement

Hi all,

I know everybody's skills vary in terms of what they find easy or difficult
to do as a blind person, but I wondered what thoughts you have on this
element of a proofreader job I quite fancy applying for.
The bulk of the role is spotting typos and grammatical errors, but there is
also this:

* To ensure that all inspection reports adhere to the correct templates, are
formatted correctly and meet house style.

I used to use house styles when I worked for the Civil Service in my sighted
days. Now I'm totally blind and use NVDA. I know I can configure NVDA to
read things like margin widths and fonts etc, but I'm not sure that alone
would enable me to detect whether it was the correct template.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Giles

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