Agreed Amanda! I can personally attest to the impressively open-source NVDA being quite a great screen reader option. I have used NVDA since the very early days back in late 07/08. Back in those days, NVDA was a mostly unknown open-source screen reader project. The functionality of NVDA back then was quite humble – if usable for basic tasks. Back then, I would have rated NVDA somewhere slightly better than Narrator in Win XP. However, I’ve always known that NVDA had massively more potential. NVDA has always gone about the screen reader process differently from JAWS, (since JAWS uses video grabs). Basically, JAWS installs itself as an additional video driver. JAWS grabs graphical information that is sent to the display. For this reason, JAWS can introduce very problematic, unique conflicts and errors. NVDA works on a secondary subtext buffer concept. Essentially – NVDA loads documents and other on-screen content into a buffer file in memory. The NVDA text buffer has nothing to do with the video drivers on a PC, and thus almost never introduces video-related conflicts. Moreover, I can attest to the growing global effort that is NVDA because since 2011, I have not only been a user of NVDA, but a volunteer beta tester for the program. The project now has developers, users, and testers in many parts of the world, and whom speak many languages. Thus, the massive number of supported languages for NVDA. NVDA now boasts impressive abilities and functionality that in many cases surpasses that of JAWS. The JAWS team has continued to isolate JAWS as a profit-first, highly proprietary product. That is leading to it’s slow, expensive demise. Open source, grassroots efforts such as NVDA are changing the world because they are bringing abilities and accessibility to the world without discriminating based on income.