IE7 and Assistive Technology

November 7, 2006

Topics: Accessibility.

Kelly Ford, from the IE Accessibility Team, posted today in the IEBlog about IE7’s expected behavior with a variety of commercial screen readers and screen magnifiers.

The general sound of things is that IE7 will be compatible (or mostly compatible) with the most recent versions of most assistive technology software.

Although the number of products detailed on the IEblog is quite small, it does cover the better known products in assistive technology, all of which either are currently compatible with IE7 or will be patched for compatibility within the next month.

The information in the post is brief and provides little information about any kind of advanced functionality: however, if you want to verify whether your assistive technology will be compatible with IE7 it’s probably best that you check this out — before you install IE7!