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[BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility John Farley (13 Dec 2012 19:40 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Chris (13 Dec 2012 20:53 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Andrew Hodgson (13 Dec 2012 23:47 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Chris (14 Dec 2012 12:46 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Mobeen Iqbal (13 Dec 2012 20:09 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Chris 13 Dec 2012 20:53 GMT

I’m New hear, first post etc..

Anyway, I can’t vouch for using Windows 8 myself. There’s some info on using the latest version of JAWS, (14), in the Freedom Scientific podcasts for August and September.

As far as JAWS, I gather the latest version, 14, works pretty well with Windows 8, despite the changes to the Windows GUI. One thing to note regarding using Internet Explorer. I seem to recall the Metro version on Win 8, isn’t that accessible. The version for the desktop, should work as before.


Chris Turner

From: John Farley
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:40 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility

Hello list,

A group I am involved with is looking into replacing our existing 5 PCs for
classes we run for local visually impaired people.

Up until very recently I had discounted using Windows 8 PCs and was looking
at the various free and purchased options for screen readers on  Windows 7

The students are not taught anything complicated, just standard internet
access and office usage.

I have recently listened to this week's In-Touch with an article on this
very subject.
Leoni Watson gave a good review on it.

Does anyone have any ready-to-hand information on the use of native Windows
accessibility that I can pass to the committee?

Some documentation and even a video clip or two might be of help.

Many thanks in advance.

John Farley

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