[nfbwatlk] FW: Free Webinar: Practical comparison of screen readers

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Sep 23 03:04:19 UTC 2011

Why is this stuff always done during working hours?


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this sounds interesting!

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[mailto:ITD-JNL at LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG] On Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:01 PM
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:
Braille support,
advanced office applications,
web browsing,
instant messaging,
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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