[Athen] Internet Explorer 8

Jeffrey Dell jeffreydell99 at gmail.com
Tue May 5 08:13:20 PDT 2009

I just installed IE8 and I was miss lead. Someone told me that it was
more like Office 2007 with the ribbons. Yeah there are none. Thank
you Mr. Gates for not including those stupid things.
The latest release of ZT is functional as long as you don't want to
use App Reader ore have it read mathml with MathPlayer. I also could
not get the Web Finder feature to work. At least the links and text
don't disappear with ZT loaded like when IE7 was released. MAGic
seemed to work fine but I was using JAWS for all the screen reading.
It tracked OK and the mouse echo worked properly..
I tried Natural Reader which I rusually recommend to students. It
worked fine but that was not surprising.
Thanks for the feedback

On 5/4/09, Crabb, Nolan <Crabb.15 at osu.edu> wrote:

> I've been using it for several weeks now, and there's no ribbon

> associated with it. It works better with JAWS 10 than it does with

> Window-Eyes, but I suspect that's more of a Window-Eyes issue; rumor has

> it GW Micro is improving its Browse Mode implementation for its newest

> release of Window-Eyes, and that should fix most of the problems I'm

> having with IE 8. Those problems include the fact that pages don't

> always load properly without a screen redraw and browse mode doesn't

> always work automatically when loading pages.


> I've not looked at it with ZoomText, but it seems to work well with JAWS

> 10, and I love the accelerators feature. I have a pretty consistent

> need to create Tiny URLs, and one of the accelerators does that rather

> nicely. I'm not sure that the web slices feature is all that viable for

> a screen reader, but that may just be because I haven't figured out how

> to use them. The colored tab grouping isn't all that exciting to me

> personally, but it may help others.


> Note that I'm using IE 8 under XP and Vista with no real problems other

> than those mentioned above when working in Window-Eyes.


> Regards,


> Nolan



> Nolan Crabb

> Director of Assistive Technology

> The Ohio State University

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