There has been quite a bit of publicity from the various vendors of screen
readers on the subject of Active Accessibility.  GW Micro decided to stick
with it, and I guess where Microsoft has implemented it properly it means
that WindowEyes and other screen readers that have invested in MSAA are
ahead.  It would sure be nice to read internet pages in a proper edit box,
but really, once you're used to using the JAWS cursor, and you reformat
difficult pages, I think IE 4 certainly works quite well with JFW.  I'm not
saying it works as well as IE 5 does with WindowEyes.  

But there's also more to life than the internet.  There's a lot of stuff
that JFW works very well with and maybe in most cases it still out performs
WindowEyes.  Think about braille for instance.  I think, stick with JFW in
the meantime.


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Kriegler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, March 22, 1999 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Fwd: A comparative review of Windoweyes and JFW's

Hi David,

Keep in mind that as a new release of a screen reader comes out, it may
leap frog the competition for a while.  Let's see how well JFW 3.3 works
with IE5, and then I think some conclusions can be drawn.  This isn't
taking anything away from Window-Eyes; it's great that it apparently works
well in IE5; it didn't in IE4, particularly in the extremely slow response
to loading of pages, and that point was acknowledged by GW Micro.  I'm
confident that JFW will work very well with IE5.  Notice that HJ states
that they do not officially support IE5 yet.  That, to me is significant.
Best Regards,

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