|Wednesday, February 05, 2003|
New! May 14, 2002|
Microsoft and AT Vendors solve GDI+ problem with commercial
Click here to read the article about the GDI+ solution
New! March 8, 2002|
Window-Eyes 4.2 from GW-Micro, first screen reader, that give users
access to web sites with Flash content!
Click here to read the details|
Click here to visit GW-Micro|
New! March 8, 2002|
Freedom Scientific Releases MAGic 8 for Windows NT/2000!
Click here to read the announcement|
January 30, 2002|
AiSquared announces ZoomText 8 to be released in spring 2002.
Click here to read about the new features in ZoomText 8|
January 18, 2002|
Microsoft's Accessible Technology Group responce to article "New Microsoft GDI+ Technology causes inaccessibility for users of Commercial Screen Magnifiers".
Click here for more details|
January 8, 2002|
New Microsoft GDI+ technology, makes new Microsoft products inaccessible for users of commercial screen magnifiers
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GDI+ issue worked on by American Council of the Blind|
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