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From: Steven Faulkner
Date: Apr 28, 2005 5:41PM


Jim wrote:

>>Screen reader users do not use Netscape, because screen readers don't work

with it.

Jaws 6.0 does have limited support for Netscaope browsers, (but only up to
Netscape version 4.5), which is not much use really...


>>There may be movement in the screen reader field to begin work on working

with the Mozilla family of browsers...

Not by freedom scientific, but independent work is being done
JAWS Screen Reader Adaptation for Mozilla Firefox
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/s2s/latest/jaws1/home/index.shtml

For window eyes:
Mozilla + Window-Eyes Compatibility Page
http://www.mozilla.org/access/windows/window-eyes

with regards

Steven Faulkner
Web Accessibility Consultant
National Information & Library Service (NILS)
454 Glenferrie Road
Kooyong Victoria 3144
Phone: (613) 9864 9281
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Jim Allan
Sent: Friday, 29 April 2005 2:09 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: RE: [WebAIM] Netscape and screen readers


Screen readers for Windows work with IE. They use either the IE document
object model (DOM) or Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) to navigate a
page. As Netscape has neither of these, screen readers cannot automatically
navigate the page, nor get a list of headings, nor use a host of other tools
provided by the screen reader. Screen reader users do not use Netscape,
because screen readers don't work with it. There may be movement in the
screen reader field to begin work on working with the mozilla family of
browsers...though a quick check of the JAWS and GWMicro sites shows no
evidence of this. One hopes and hears rumors.

Jim Allan, Webmaster & Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"I see the Earth. It is so beautiful."--first words spoken by human in
space.
[Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin, from the Vostok 1, April 12, 1961.]
-----Original Message-----
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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Harlan, Jane E.
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:11 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Netscape and screen readers


Hello, Can anyone tell me how to solve this problem? I'm using Dreamweaver
to create some pages and testing their accessibility by screen readers using
a demo copy of WindowEyes. When previewing the pages in I.E., it works well:
the screen reader reads the text through, including the alt text. In
Netscape however, it doesn't read anything past the name of the document
without manually using the arrow key or mouse. In addition, none of the alt
text is picked up.
Perhaps this is a clue?: Looking at my pages on the screen (with or without
using WindowEyes), the alt text is not visible on mouse-over in Netscape,
although it is in I.E..
Thanks,
Jane