[access-uk] Re: Webbie

Hi Douglas.

I have deleted your original message but I thought you were suggesting that 
it was a good idea to use webbie with Hal.  I generally thought that Webbie 
was really intended for use if your screenreader would not do the job.

I find Hal's help a little erratic and I don't want to plough through a big 
manual just to find shortcut keys so maybe I haven't done Hal justice but I 
get the impression that it does not have the range of navigation keys that 
Window-eyes or JAWS has, such as navigation by list, checkbox, combo box, 
this page link, division, bulleted list etc.  I believe you can navigate by 
frame, table,heading or edit box however and of course you can use the 
standard tab and shift tab to move between formfields/links.  Am I broadly 
correct here?  Does Webbie have similar functionality to hal or can it move 
by a wider range of element types?

Cheers

Graham


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Harrison" <harrison1d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 9:24 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Webbie


Graham,
I am afraid that I don't understand your first question.  You can use
Webbie with any screen reader Hal, Window-eyes, Jaws.   It is only a
browser presenting web pages in a simplified text based format which
beginners may find easier to work with until they have become
familiar with all the special key strokes available in their screen
reader.  The free Thunder screen reader (due to be released in July)
is specifically intended to be used in combination with Webbie for
browsing I think.

Most of us are using version 6.53 of Hal/Supernova  and expect to be
able to upgrade to version 7 in July.

Douglas
On 5 Jun 2006 at 20:58, Graham Page wrote:

> is the access with Webbie more reliable than that in Hal?
>
> Do you have Hal 6?
>
> I believe Hal 7 is either just released or about to be so.
>
> Cheers
>
> Graham
>

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