AFB Review Pocket Hal and say 'powerful and full-featured'
AccessWorld Review gives the thumbs up
12th Sep, 2007
For several months the AFB's Access World has been testing and toying with Pocket Hal (our screen reader for the Pocket PC) and it is clear that Bradley Hodges has done his homework!
In this thorough review Bradley comments on the many aspects of accessing a Pocket PC including:-
- Getting Started
- Using Applications
- Web Browsing
With more comprehensive access, ability to adapt to programs, excellent manuals and technical support, Pocket Hal comes out on top . They didn't fail to mention that it is cheaper than its competitor, too.
"We think Pocket Hal is the more flexible and powerful program."
"Web Browsing - Pocket Hal worked well with Internet Explorer. Forms mode is used, as with desktop screen-reading programs. Navigation by arrows for all text and tabs from link to link was smooth."
"The Bottom Line - Pocket Hal is a powerful and full-featured screen-access program. It shares some important features with its full-size sibling. Customizable files that support specific applications are available for a number of third-party programs. In addition, the user or a distributor can customize the behavior of Pocket Hal to meet specific needs."
"If work or school require the use of a full-featured Pocket PC and you appreciate a comprehensive manual and are adventuresome, then Pocket Hal is most likely to be the top pick. It is obvious that the Pocket version of Hal is a close relative to the company's full-size Windows screen-access product. The ability to create and customize specific files to support third-party applications is an important feature for some individual situations."
Read the full Access World review.