The two worlds of Voiceover
I am a beta tester for macOS Catalina. thus, I experience bogs and some are bad. but accessibility on the Mac has stagnated in reasons years. but it seems that every beta restores that. Windows 10, they are developing narrator to be quite good, but I feel the nobody is going to use it because JAWS is the pricy standard that people use because of government not caring to investigate the new screen readers that come on to the scene/ their are some things I wish work work with VoiceOver on macOS that don't, namely voice control, though it works beautifully on iOS. and to the people who complain about bugs in macOS, the only way to really fix them, is to become a beta tester. Most, if not all the bugs I reported via the Feedback Assistant app have been fix. Apple do a good job fixing VoiceOver bugs reported. So, become a beta tester, apple does not have enough VoiceOver users who are beta testers.
to the comment about Xcode in this thread, in macOS Catalina, VoiceOver works better in the editor their. it's an exciting road this beta testing, and I incur gage all to be a part of it.
The reason people do not use narrator is because is not easy to use, the voice is (I am not allow to use bad language) I use jaws but would like to use narrator. Microsoft would help themselves by using better voices like apple and jaws uses. In a perfect world Microsoft purchase jaws and add it to windows.
Hi I can completely agree with you on this one while I can see where your coming from it's not a bad idea to teach yourself how to use Microsoft Narrator because you never know what happens if your Jaws ScreenReader speech crashes? what screenReader are you going to use? you see this is my main point here that I want you to understand please don't take it the wrong way I'm certainly not trying to discourage or stop the use of Jaws if that's your comfort zone than by all means stick with it.
I'm simply saying teach yourself how to use Microsoft Narrator so at least you know what ScreenReader to fallback on.
I agree with you entirely. However by the time I'm done my day job, I don't require my Mac for the same thing as my work stuff. Pages is not nearly the word processor word is but I've managed with it for the light tasks that my home use paterns require.
Wow, this post would have come in handy if I'd found it about a year ago. It's surprising to see just how far the disparity between iOS and Mac OS goes back.