RE: JAWS and IE 7

Hello Allen,
Are you with FS? Also, where can I find IE 7?
Take care,
John

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Of Allan Wong
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 8:40 PM
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Subject: JAWS and IE 7

hi all,

Now that IE 7 is officially released, you will have peoples asking
questions about how it works with JAWS and if they should avoid
installing it. This
is very simple to answer.
If they have JAWS 7.1 or will be installing JAWS 8 in early November
when we release it, they are OK to go with IE 7. If they will continue
with earlier
versions of JAWS (5, 6, or 7.0), they should probably avoid updating to
the new Browser.
JAWS 8, scheduled to release in early November, will have great support
for all the new features introduced by IE 7 such as Tabs, the tool bar
buttons,
automatic announcement of RSS feeds on Web Sites, etc. Most of this
works very well in IE 7.1 as well. But what about users that have 7.0 or
earlier versions
that have not updated to JAWS 7.1 or will not be able to upgrade to JAWS
8 right away, what should they do? Should update to IE 7 or stick with
IE 6?
With the introduction of JAWS 7.0 in the Fall of 2005, Freedom
Scientific released a new internal design of working with HTML, which
gave us support for
the new Accessible design in FireFox 1.5. With the release of the JAWS
7.1 update, we began to use this same approach for working with IE as
well, rather
than the older Legacy support had been using for years (Version JAWS 7.0
or earlier).
This means that the new support for HTML introduced in JAWS 7.1 is
really needed to use IE 7. So users of JAWS 7.1, will find that IE 7 is
very accessible.
Navigation Quick Keys all work, you can fill out forms as expected, and
so on. For users of JAWS 7 or earlier versions, they may want to avoid
IE7 (unless
they can update to JAWS 7.1 or even better, upgrade to JAWS 8). The real
problems in IE 7 with the earlier versions will be found in filling out
Forms
but there will be unexpected behavior in other places as well.

Regards,
Allan Wong
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