[Athen] Microsoft Narrator

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Jan 18 11:29:44 PST 2017

While Narrator has improved greatly, I would recommend learning NVDA at this point. It’s free and gives enough power to do most of what a college student needs to do.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:59 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Microsoft Narrator


I have a new student who is newly blind and has been using Microsoft’s “Narrator” which is the in-the-box screen reader for Windows. She is not an expert by any means and is willing to learn another screen reader if I recommend it. I have no current knowledge of Narrator so I don’t feel qualified to answer her.

She is a freshman, an athlete and not majoring in a STEM program.

Why do my wise colleagues think? Does she need to learn JAWS or NVDA? Or can she stick with Narrator for her college career. BTW, she depends on her Android smartphone for most things.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>

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