### Window-Eyes and JAWS® Comparison Chart[1]

FEATURE Window-Eyes for Users of Microsoft Office Window-Eyes JAWS® Home Edition JAWS® Pro
LICENSING AND INSTALLATION
Manufacturer is American owned and operated Yes Yes No No
Cost Free $895$895 1095 Windows Vista support Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows 7 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows 8 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Server 2008 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Server 2012 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Single installer for all supported operating systems (32 and 64 bit) Yes Yes No No Internet based activation system No No Yes Yes Unlimited number of computer installations for registered users Yes Yes No[2] No[2] Mobile installation on USB drive Yes Yes Yes Yes Desktop shortcut key assigned by default Yes Yes No No REMOTE COMPUTING Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection support Yes Yes No[3] No[3] Microsoft Terminal Services support Yes Yes No[3] No[3] Citrix Xenworks support Yes Yes No[3] No[3] Remote assistance for support and training Yes Yes Yes Yes SCRIPTING AND APPS (i.e. Window-Eyes scripts are referred to as apps) Scripting support Yes Yes Yes Yes Scripting can be disabled for security purposes without impacting core speech/braille functions Yes Yes No No Honors system group policies for limiting app/script execution Yes Yes No No Apps/scripts can be trusted based on publisher's digital certificate Yes Yes No No Apps/scripts can be trusted on a per app/script basis Yes Yes No No Open language scripting model Yes Yes No No Custom scripting services available through manufacturer Yes Yes No No Apps/scripts stored in centralized online repository Yes Yes No No Access all available apps/scripts with the press of a single keystroke Yes Yes No No Apps/scripts support automatic updates Yes Yes No No Apps/scripts support error reporting Yes Yes No No Email list for app/script developers that is monitored by manufacturer Yes Yes No No Email list for app/script users that is monitored by manufacturer Yes Yes No No TRAINING AND SUPPORT Onsite training classes available through manufacturer Yes Yes No No Remote training available through manufacturer Yes Yes No No Screen reader user email list that is monitored by manufacturer Yes Yes No No Free email and phone support No Yes Yes Yes Free audio tutorials Yes Yes Yes Yes Free video tutorials Yes Yes No No Training webinars are always free of charge Yes Yes No No Keyboard describer/tutor mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Application specific help Yes Yes Yes Yes User interface context sensitive help Yes Yes Yes Yes Tip of Day utility Yes Yes No No Automated diagnostic reporting utility Yes Yes No No Advanced error reporting utility Yes Yes Yes Yes WEB AND EMAIL Support for Internet Explorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Chrome No No Yes Yes Support for dynamic changes to web page content Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for HTML 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for ARIA landmarks Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for ARIA live regions Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Google Drive, Docs, Slides and Charts Yes Yes Yes Yes List web page elements with one hotkey via Page Navigation Yes Yes No No Navigation hotkeys to quickly move to various web page elements Yes Yes Yes Yes Automatic form interaction Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for row and column headers in HTML tables Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for accessible Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes Place markers for webpages No No Yes Yes Support for Outlook 2007/2010/2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Thunderbird Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Windows Live Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes MICROSOFT OFFICE Support for Office 2007 Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Office 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Office 2013 Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for comments in Word Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for track changes/revisions in Word Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for spelling and grammar errors in Word Yes Yes Yes Yes Single hotkey to list comments, revisions, spelling/grammar errors Yes Yes No No Navigation Mode or Navigation Quick Keys Yes Yes Yes Yes Next/previous spelling or grammar error hotkeys in Word available outside of Navigation Mode Yes Yes No No Column navigation hotkeys Yes Yes No No Automatic notification of attribute changes Yes Yes Yes Yes Format alert notification option for extra spaces Yes Yes Yes Yes List document elements with one hotkey via Page Navigation Yes Yes No No Element properties hotkey to identify text color, spacing, alignment Yes Yes Yes Yes Accessible Outlook calendar dialog Yes Yes No No Accessible Outlook email attachments dialog Yes Yes No No Support for all Excel charts Yes Yes No No Support for custom row and column headers in Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for automatic announcement of monitor cells in Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes Overlapping/cropped cells alert notification in Excel Yes Yes Yes Yes List spreadsheet elements with one hotkey via Page Navigation Yes Yes No No Slide boundary overlap alert notification in PowerPoint Yes Yes Yes Yes Placeholder boundary overlap alert notification in PowerPoint Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for notes pane in PowerPoint Yes Yes Yes Yes List presentation elements with one hot key via Page Navigation Yes Yes No No OTHER KEY FEATURES Support for SAPI 5 speech synthesizers Yes Yes Yes Yes Includes Eloquence speech synthesizer No Yes Yes Yes Includes Vocalizer Expressive speech synthesizer No Yes Yes Yes Support for refreshable braille displays Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Adobe Reader and PDF files Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Java Access Bridge (JAB) Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Lotus Notes Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for Visual Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Support for MathPlayer in Microsoft Word Yes Yes No No Support for MathJax (MathML) in Internet Explorer No No Yes Yes Recommended by Apple for iTunes on PC Yes Yes No No Built-in support for QuickBooks 2014 Yes Yes No[4] No[4] Notification of window size when reading title Yes Yes No No Supports creating graphic labels Yes Yes Yes Yes Supports creating manual field labels or prompts Yes Yes Yes Yes Automatically reads text under mouse pointer Yes Yes No No Ability to move mouse pointer and read by "clip" (graphic or text with identical attributes) Yes Yes No No Requires signed braille display drivers and executes drivers at elevated security privileges No No Yes Yes Screen reader manufacturer charges braille display manufacturer annual fee for driver signing No No Yes Yes Contracted braille input No No Yes Yes Optical character recognition of screen elements containing text No No Yes Yes Screen Reader Specific Touch Gestures/Cursor No No Yes Yes #### Footnotes 1. The data provided in this comparison chart applies to the US English versions of Window-Eyes 9.0 and JAWS® 16 and is based on internal testing conducted by Ai Squared. 2. JAWS® license includes 3 activations by default. 3. JAWS® is available with an option to add Remote Access for an additional200. Remote access provides support for Remote Desktop, Terminal Server, and software like Citrix.
4. QuickBooks scripts for JAWS® are available and can be obtained through a third party.