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Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility stephen thacker (14 Dec 2012 02:46 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility Griffiths, Steve (14 Dec 2012 07:07 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility stephen thacker 14 Dec 2012 02:46 GMT

Hi, the email below begs my question, I have at present Windows 7
32 bit with Window-eyes 8.0 on my pc and IE10 and after seeing
tb|e email below, am reluctant to download Windows 8 if it means
I'm forcad to use an inferior version of IE? Please comment?

Cheers, Steve

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: Andrew Hodgson <andrew@hodgsonfamily.org
>To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk
>Date sent: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:47:57 +0000
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility

>Hi,

>I have found the same with the desktop version of IE being a lot
more user friendly than the IE app in Win8 with JFW 14.

>To ensure I get the full IE, I usually use windows+R to get a run
prompt and then type in the URL I wish to browse to, if I do this
from the start screen I get the IE app.

>Andrew.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
Chris
>Sent: 13 December 2012 20:54
>To: john_farley@btinternet.com; BCAB Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility

>Hi.
>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.
>http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/default.asp

>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.

>Regards

>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 PCs.

>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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> ----- Original Message -----
>From: Andrew Hodgson <andrew@hodgsonfamily.org
>To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk
>Date sent: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:47:57 +0000
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility

>Hi,

>I have found the same with the desktop version of IE being a lot
more user friendly than the IE app in Win8 with JFW 14.

>To ensure I get the full IE, I usually use windows+R to get a run
prompt and then type in the URL I wish to browse to, if I do this
from the start screen I get the IE app.

>Andrew.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
Chris
>Sent: 13 December 2012 20:54
>To: john_farley@btinternet.com; BCAB Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 8 Native Accessibility

>Hi.
>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.
>http://www.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/default.asp

>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.

>Regards

>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 PCs.

>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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