Hi, 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. Will ----- 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. hth, inthane . For Blind Programming assistance, Information, Useful Programs, and Links to Jamal Mazrui's Text tutorial packages and Applications, visit me at: http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com . to be able to view a simple programming project in several programming languages, visit the Fruit basket demo site at: http://fruitbasketdemo.alacorncomputer.com ----- 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 http://www.blindcrawler.com/ Also be sure to check out Blind Crawler's Legend of the Green Dragon server at http://www.blindcrawler.com/lotg/ There will be more to come from Blind Crawler very soon. Administrator: John Greer Blind Crawler.com ----- 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 it.) 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 visually). 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, dusty....... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Help yourself to FREE treats served up daily at the Messenger Café. Stop by today!