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From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 29, 2004 4:19PM


lainie.strange wrote:

> I didn't know about Connect Outloud. I would love to hear user feedback
> on it because I think many of us are searching for a cheaper alternative
> for testing.

I have to admit, until I read about it on the list yesterday, neither
did I. I downloaded the demo, took it for a spin, and have to say that
it's pretty much exactly like the web browsing element of JAWS. I've
been an intermediate level JAWS 4.02 user for a year now (to clarify: I
am sighted, so only been using it for testing...however, I have been on
a course on "proper" usage, and am fairly well versed in it), and the
functionality is exactly the same (same shortcuts, same options, etc).
The main difference I could find was in the amount of user settings,
which are less sophisticated compared to the full JAWS. But altogether,
it looks like a very good alternative to the complete screenreader
(though, for completeness' sake, one should aim to still test on full
JAWS, just to account for any exotic user settings available)

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Patrick H. Lauke
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