Re: Accessibility in office 2013

Michael <mike122061@...>

Hi Amy,

I would choose to upgrade JAWS over Window Eyes, I find it to be an all around better screen reader. But, that's personal choice. As for the Office suite, I use the Office 365 Home version. It includes all of the Microsoft office programs that I need, and runs about $10 per month. They also have the Personal version available, which will give you Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook I believe, and it only costs $6.99 per month. The thing about the 365 version over 2013, is that the 365 will stay updated to the latest release, and will automatically upgrade to the next version when it comes out, Office 16, or 2016 I believe they're calling it. Just my 2 cents.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessibility in office 2013

Was wondering which Microsoft Office would be best to get if getting
the free version of Window Eyes or if I should just pay for the

On 9/11/15, Pablo Morales <> wrote:
Yes, I have tried NVDA, and yesterday when I was talking to Freedom
Scientific, they asked me to use narrator. Then we noticed that even
using narrator some parts are not very accessible. The girl in Tech
support FS told me that if narrator is not reading that part, it means
that the problem is not of jaws, it is an accessibility problem of
Microsoft.Days before Freedom Scientific told me that the spelling
dialog in word 2013 is not accessible. Also the signature dialog in
outlook 2013 is not accessible either. So I am a little bit confused
because I noticed these problems that FS told me, but I notice that
the degree of accessibility in another areas is very different in
each computer.
Why this level of accessibility change in each computer?

On 9/11/15, Ann Parsons <> wrote:
Hi all,

This shouldn't be happening, especially with Jaws and 2013. That
software's been out for quite a while. Have you tried any other screen
reader besides Jaws?

Ann P.

Ann K. Parsons
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Not all those who wander are lost."

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