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Re: JAWS & IE7


From: Patrick Burke
Date: Apr 12, 2007 1:30PM

Hi John,

Jaws 8.0 (released near the end of 2006) is compatible with IE7:


Firefox began to show good accessibility features with V1.5. Version 2 is
very good. Jaws7.0 was the first Firefox-compatible version. Additions in
Jaws 8.0 don't seem very significant.

The one issue I've had with Jaws & Firefox is that navigating by headings
doesn't bring the cursor (not sure which cursor ...) along with it. So
hitting Tab takes you back to the first link on the page, no matter where
you had gotten to in the document with heading navigation commands.

At 09:32 AM 4/12/2007, John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program
>I know that when IE7 initially rolled out (via Microsoft's automatic update)
>that JAWS users were specifically cautioned against upgrading due to known
>issues. Since that time, I've not heard whether or not it is now safe to
>upgrade to IE7 (despite the ongoing issues that IE7 present to developers).

>Also, I understand that JAWS and Firefox are now starting to play together,
>although I do not personally know of anyone using this configuration. Are
>there any issues?
>Thanks in advance.