Good afternoon, everyone!
I was hoping to seek some thoughts on the comparison between screen readers - particularly the two free ones, NVDA for Windows and VO for Mac. I recognize that when you compare these two, it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison because they're for completely different operating systems. Still, I'm interested in the thoughts of anyone who has used both screen readers heavily. Does one seem more efficient than the other? Which one do you find more seamlessly gets you where you need to go within various programs? Do you find that one hinders your productivity or gets in your way more? For example, when listening to podcasts of people using VO, I sometimes feel that it reports a lot of information that I'd find extraneous, which would be less efficient in the long run - but I had the same thought about NVDA, until I realized I could turn off things like reporting table position, etc. In my brief experience playing with Voiceover, I felt like navigating between elements of a page (such as jumping from a sidebar or toolbar to a main content area) might be a little more clunky than I'm used to - but that could just be a lack of familiarity with the way things are laid out in OSX. So, any comparisons like that - things that annoy you about one or the other, places where one seems more efficient than the other, etc., would be great. Thanks in advance!