[Athen] Windows Vista Keyboard shortcuts

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 01:45:34 PST 2007

E.A., (with a copy to the list)

Happy new year to you as well.

According to the public statements that Freedomscientific and GW
Micro have made, screen reader updates will be released at approximately the
same time as Vista's expected launch--end of january. I've been told by
Freedomscientific reps that Magic will be ready a few weeks after vista's
launch. By that, I generally expect Magic timetable to be slightly more
delayed. I would think that magic should be ready by csun. I've not heard
anything about ZoomText and its expected readiness. I am also not familiar
with dolphin's time table. (Ron, can you comment?)

Nuance expects to release a service pack update to Dragon 9 for Vista
compatibility in late january. Earlier versions of Dragon do not expect to
be supported.

Institutions using Nuance's Omnipage 15 will have to purchase new licenses
for the product. There will be no service releases for some reason.

I posed the question to kurzweil about Kurzweils 1000 and 3000 compatibility
earlier today. I'll let you know when I hear more.

As I understand it, there will be an update to WYNN late summer to early

As to a blog, stay tuned ... Where's Dan when we need him!

I hope that's somewhat helpful.



-----Original Message-----
From: E.A. Draffan [mailto:ea at emptech.info]
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 3:54 AM
To: pratikp1 at gmail.com
Subject: RE: [Athen] Windows Vista Keyboard shortcuts

Thank you so much for this update - folks are getting a bit eager over here
to try Vista, but I have a feeling they need to wait and I wondered if you
knew of any blog or discussion that was advising about suitable timescales
for using Vista with screen readers and other A.T?

Many thanks for your help and Happy New Year.

Best Wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Assistive Technologist
Mobile: 07976 289103


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Subject: [Athen] Windows Vista Keyboard shortcuts

Hello all,

In anticipation of the upcoming Windows Vista operating system release,
please see the following page to learn more about the keyboard shortcuts
that will be available in the new OS.

Keyboard shortcuts

Pratik patel

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