Archive for April, 2010

Latest Zoomtext Software

Friday, April 16th, 2010

In March, 2010 AI Squared released Zoomtext Version 9.18.8. According to the company, it now fully supports the 64-bit Windows 7 environment.

Details can be found on the Zoomtext Release Notes page.

Kurzweil 3000 V11.05 Released

Friday, April 16th, 2010

On March 15, 2010, the Version 11.05 patch for Kurzweil 3000 was released. This is a bug-fix release.

Extensive details and a series of troubleshooting solutions can be found at: Kurzweil 3000 Version 11 – Patches and Updates

Some notable items:

Firefox is the recommended browser, but the Kurzweil Read The Web feature must be updated manually whenever a new Firefox update is installed.

In 64-bit environments, the Taskbar Updater and Kurzweil Virtual Printer must be installed separately (in addition to the main Kurzweil program). Download links for these tools are provided from the above link.

Jaws For Windows Software Update

Friday, April 16th, 2010

This week Freedom Scientific released Build 1430 of Jaws 11.0. Current users of Jaws 11 can download and install from the Check For Updates item (Jaws Help Menu).

This release adds support for the upcoming Microsoft Office 2010, improves Jaws handling of MS Word’s Track Changes features, and simplifies the Jaws Research It feature.

A detailed list of changes and direct downloads of 32 and 64-bit Jaws executables can be found at:

What’s New in JAWS 11

Update: Freedom Scientific has been releasing a series of minor patches over the summer. The August 2010 update is Version 11, Build 1467. Download is available from the page linked above.

New Web Accessibility Quick Guide

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The DCP staff presented a “Web Accessibility Quick Guide” at the UCLA Campus Web Publishers meeting on April 13, 2010.  If you missed the meeting, you can download the handout below:

Web Accessibility Quick Guide (PDF)

Patrick Burke gave an update on the new UC-wide Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team (E-ALT), and Heather Wozniak demonstrated WebAIM’s WAVE Toolbar, a free tool for evaluating the accessibility of your websites.  You can use WAVE online or download the Firefox toolbar from wave.webaim.org.