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Re: Web Designers Alternative for JAWS


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 30, 2003 11:11AM

You may not need JAWS. Freedom Scientific makes a product that provides
screen reading functionality, but doesn't act as a full-fledged screen
reader for the Windows OS. Connect Outloud
<http://www.hj.com/fs_products/software_connect.asp>; is $250 and worth
investigating. The current version is based on JAWS 4.02, so it won't read
Flash content, but does read PDF files.

You should also try HomePageReader, which I've seen as cheap as $129.

JAWS is expensive, but may seem more expensive than it is if you only need
it for a small portion of what it is useful for.


On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 00:14:48 +0200, John Britsios < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Dear all!
> Not every freelancer designer, developer, can afford buying JAWS, to test
> the web sites they build.
> Therefore, see how this problem may be solved!
> More info here:
> http://www.dreamlettes.net/petition/
> Thanks for your your time and help!
> Kind regards,
> John
> P.S. If you have a minute, please visit the "Webnauts Net Accessibility
> and Usability Initiative" forum at:
> http://www.webnauts.net/phpBB2/index.php
> ---
> John S. Britsios,
> Web Accessibility and Usability Consultant
> Webnauts Net
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