[Athen] Vista ready for primetime with AT?

Al Puzzuoli alpuzz at msu.edu
Mon Feb 11 14:05:05 PST 2008

Hi Doug,

Last summer, we rolled out thirty Vista equipped computers, which are
being used for Alternative Text production , as well as in our Tech
lab. We are running latest versions of Jaws, Kurzweil 1000 and 3000,
Zoomtext, Duxbury and Dragon Naturally speaking. To date, our machines
have been quite stable. The machines in question are Del Optiplex 745
systems with 4 gigs of ram.So in short, if you run Vista on current
hardware with the most up to date AT, I would expect things should be
fine. If you would like any further info as to the particulars of our
setup, please let me know.


Al Puzzuoli
Information Technologist
Michigan State University
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 517-884-1915 120 Bessey
Hall East Lansing, MI 48824-1033

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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Doug Hayman
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:22 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Vista ready for primetime with AT?


Each year I buy about 20 computers for our student participants and load
them with AT to suit their needs. I went with XP last year as Vista was
then brand new.

Is Vista suitable at this point to run well with all the usual AT [JAWS,
ZoomText, WYNN, Dragon Naturally Speaking]?

I think I can still get XP up until June of this year but know that
eventually I'll have to adjust to Vista.

Doug Hayman <dhayman at u.washington.edu>
Technology Specialist
DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology)
UW Technology Services
Box 355670
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 221-4165

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