[nfbwatlk] FW: Free Webinar: Practical comparison of screen readers
Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Fri Sep 23 00:14:48 UTC 2011
this sounds interesting!
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Subject: Free Webinar: Practical comparison of screen readers
Free Webinar: Practical comparison of screen readers, using
scenario based user testing.
Sept. 28 at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM
Presenters: Birkir R. Gunnarsson and Hlynur M. Hreinsson
Iceland National Institute for the Blind, Deafblind and Visually
We have yet to find a way to slap a grade on happiness, but in the
summer of 2010 we created a set of practical test cases across 7
categories, to help us better match screen readers to our users.
The methodology allows us to meaningfully test and compare
screen readers as diverse as:
Jaws for Windows,
By comparing their performance on test cases across multiple
categories such as:
advanced office applications,
we believe we can better match the least expensive and most
appropriate screen reader to each of our users, thus making sure
we support and utilize both open source technology and advances
in screen reading from Apple. This way we both help our users get
the most out of their PCs as well as being able to provide useful
feedback to the screen reader manufacturers and developers, if we
find one screen reader does something particularly well or is
lagging behind. We hope to be able to recruit people to help us
expand and update the testing and provide us with feedback.
(The detailed report of our tests will be available from the
resources page of the Webinar archive which will be sent to those
who signed up for this Webinar.)
Register for this free Sept. 28 Webinar.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. Christopher Reeve
Norman Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students
with Disabilities by Norman Coombs published by Jossey-Bass Oct 10,2010
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