[Athen] Anyone using IE 8?

Kestrell kestrell at panix.com
Fri Aug 28 06:21:20 PDT 2009

I use Firefox as my default browser with Jaws as my screen reader, and a
couple of days ago I was doing accessibility testing for someone who had
gotten a complaint from a blind user that her Web site was not accessible.
It looked fine to me in Firefox, but when I looked at it in IE8, I got a 404
error. Since then I have heard from other screen reader users that IE8 has
some access issues with Web sites using CSS. I notice that the National
Braille Press just put out a guide for using IE8 with a screen reader, so I
think a number of issues might be a mater of learning about what basically
looks like a new interface with a lot of new commands and settings.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Prof Norm Coombs" <norm.coombs at gmail.com>
To: "athen-athenpro.org" <athen at athenpro.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:26 AM
Subject: [Athen] Anyone using IE 8?

>I have not heard about IE 8 problems or successes.

> Is there any noticeable difference in the interface?

> Is it better or worse in working with a screen reader than IE 7?





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