[uf-discuss] Accessibility and using the abbr element in hCalendar...

Peter Krantz peter.krantz at gmail.com
Wed May 17 08:07:40 PDT 2006

On 5/17/06, Paul Bryson <paul at msn.com> wrote:
> How would one go about testing a site with a screen reader?  Are there
> any decent free ones, or places where they can be used for free?

Paul, there is a free trial version of JAWS at
http://www.freedomsci.com/fs_downloads/jaws.asp. Last time I checked
it ran for 40 minutes after which you had to reboot to be able to
launch it again.

<shameless plug>
I wrote a Firefox extension called Fangs which emulates a screen
reader (you may guess which). Fangs also works with the DOM like JAWS.
It is available at http://www.standards-schmandards.com/fangs
</shameless plug>

Please note that Jaws may alter your desktop icons (making them
bigger) after installation.



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