A Glimmer of Hope with AJAX for JAWS users?

I may be reading too much into this, and admittedly the source is one who’s quoting rumours, so it’s hardly a basis of a solid claim, but it still piqued my interest:

Rumors are starting to form about the upcoming JAWS 9.0 release. So far, Blind Confidential has only heard that it will do “revolutionary things on the Internet" … FS [Freedom Scientific] had included language about support for AJAX in JAWS in some of its 8.0.xxxx release notes but this was later removed so, perhaps, they have found a way to provide really cool access to some of the new dynamic web pages in a manner that would be meaningful to a screen reader user.

Like I said, only a snippet, taken from an after word of a post on Blind Confidential about how screen readers perform on Vista, but it’s the first time I’ve read something halfway encouraging on that front.

Posted by Ian on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

1 Comment

  1. So says Zaheer

    Jaws 9.0’s details are up on freedomscientific website. However freedomscientific did not mentioned directly that Jaws 9.0 support AJAX. On Jaws 9.0 details page, freedomscientific mentions that new jaws supports just gmail’s interface… What about new interface of windows live and yahoo?

    Added October 1, 2007 at 2:34 am

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