Window-Eyes is a screen reader that appears to have fallen out of the mainstream use. According to WebAIM’s latest Screen Reader Survey, 1.5% of their respondents reported that they use Window-Eyes. I experimented with it because it was listed as an example of an assistive technology to experiment and test out.
Things I accomplished
- Watched Getting Started with Window-Eyes for Office (YouTube).
- Installed Window-Eyes for Office and practiced using it.
- Reviewed Deque’s Window-Eyes cheatsheet.
- Added keystrokes to my comparison spreadsheet.
- Glanced over other Window-Eyes tutorials.
What I learned today
- Window-Eyes works best with Internet Explorer.
- Window-Eyes was folded into the AI Squared family, and there are instructions on how to migrate from Window-Eyes to JAWS (mp3).
- Window-Eyes is free to download if you have a registered copy of Microsoft Office.
- Most keystrokes are similar to other Windows screen readers, but uses Control or Insert keys as modifier keys.