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Re: Connect Outloud


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)

Patrick H. Lauke