Category: JAWS

Mozilla and Freedom Scientific working together on Firefox compatibility

Last October, we recommended that our customers who use Mozilla’s Firefox web browser migrate temporarily to its Extended Support Release (ESR). Beginning with version 57, Firefox adopted a multiprocess methodology, which drastically impacted screen reader performance. This post updates you on the steps Mozilla and Freedom Scientific have been taking to make newer versions of …

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Responsive Web Design: Why one site can behave differently on different PCs and browsers

Most of us visit a few websites regularly, and our familiarity with those sites speeds up our use of them. A well-structured website is a pleasure to use with JAWS, thanks to all the navigation quick keys that provide for moving by common elements such as links, form controls and headings. You can also invoke …

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JAWS and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Update. Since this post was originally written, Microsoft has addressed the issues referred to promptly, and Edge is now responsive in all versions of JAWS supporting Edge.   As we have blogged previously, Freedom Scientific and Microsoft have been collaborating closely to make Microsoft Edge accessible. If you are on Microsoft’s Windows Insider program, you …

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Next week, Microsoft Edge support is coming to JAWS 18

As we’ve blogged previously, we’ve been collaborating closely with Microsoft to deliver support for their latest browser, Microsoft Edge. If you’ve been running our JAWS 2018 beta, you’ve already been able to benefit from the work we’ve done to date. Since we’re publicly testing JAWS 2018 at the moment, which means users understand there may …

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Inside the JAWS 2018 betas: smarter, more powerful OCR

This post highlights a new JAWS 2018 feature we’ve been getting some terrific feedback about, our expanded optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities. For some time, JAWS has offered a feature which has helped many of us out immensely, the ability to perform optical character recognition on certain types of graphical images. Most of us have …

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