Re: Visual Studio 2003

  • From: "Will Pearson" <will@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:22:30 +0100


Visual Studio 2005 and the scripts are probably the more accessible solution.  
Quite a lot of accessibility bugs that were present in Visual Studio 2003 were 
fixed in Visual Studio 2005, and whilst the add-in that Brett Lewis developed 
addresses some of these problems in Visual Studio 2003 it doesn't address all 
the problems that were fixed in Visual Studio 2005, either by changes to Visual 
Studio or the scripts.

You can obtain a free starter version of Visual Studio 2005 in the form of one 
of the Express editions.  These are versions of Visual Studio 2005 aimed at 
beginner programmers and each Express edition covers a particular language.  
There are Express editions for VB, C#, C++, J#, ASP .Net, and SQL Server.  As 
they are aimed at the beginner they come with more material aimed at beginners, 
such as starter kits, than other editions of Visual Studio 2005 or Visual 
Studio 2003.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: inthaneelf 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 12:06 AM
  Subject: Re: Visual Studio 2003

  there are sets of "add ins" for the VS 2003 version at my grab bag sight, but 
there only for jaws 5 and 6 I do believe, using VS 2005 with the scripts for it 
available on the grab bag would be better in some ways.  

  . For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and Links 
to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at:
  . to be able to view a simple programming project in several programming 
languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at:

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: John Greer 
    To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:09 PM
    Subject: Re: Visual Studio 2003

    not too certain about this, but I do know for a fact there are Jaws scripts 
for Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio 2005.  Whether or not either of those 
script sets will work for 2003 I am not sure.  And at the risk of sounding like 
an advertisement, you may also want to try my website Blind Crawler and see 
what the search engine comes up with.
    JohnPG search for all of your Jaws scripts at
    Also be sure to check out Blind Crawler's Legend of the Green Dragon server 
    There will be more to come from Blind Crawler very soon.
    Administrator: John Greer
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: dusty bray 
      To: ProgrammingBlind@freelistsorg 
      Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 3:59 PM
      Subject: Visual Studio 2003

      Hey everyone,

      i know you guys will be able to give me the best advice about this.  (i 
almost started on a wild goose chase for JAWS scripts, but thought better of 

      i just installed Visual Studio 2003 on my brother's computer so that i 
can introduce him to VB.NET.  i'm really surprised that JAWS behaves very well 
for selecting controls and adding them to the form, but performs very badly 
everywhere else.  In the code window, it just keeps reading the path of the 
file instead of the text at the cursor.  In the properties window, it reads the 
value repeatedly (i guess because it's actually refreshing, though i can't tell 

      How do you guys get around this problems?  Does anyone here use this 
version of Visual Studio, or should we be using something more accessible?

      Thanks so much for the help,


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