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Looking ahead in the post Window-eyes world: What improvements i'd like to see in JAWS, NVDA and Narrator

Introduction

 

If you’ve been following the goings on in the blind community in any sort of capacity, you’ve no doubt heard about the death of Window-eyes. This is something that myself and many others suspect would happen for a long time. The reactions to this can be summed up into a few categories. There are those who applaud VFO for their assistance at a smooth JAWS transition. Then you have those who think NVAccess is next, and that screen readers are doomed. And then there are those who say there is now a huge monopoly with only JAWS and NVDA being options for someone looking for a Windows Screen Reader. In this post, I’d like to offer my personal take on the situation, the current state of screen readers, and what could be improved with an emphasis on JAWS, NVDA and Narrator.

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