We do not know of any issues related to Accessibility that differ between Windows XP and Windows Vista/Windows 7.
Does your installation of JAWS 11 work with other applications on Windows 7?
Which version of JAWS 11 are you using?
Which version of AIR is installed?
Is content accessible in the browser - IE and/or Firefox should support screenreaders with Flash/Flex content.
Are you using a Win32 or Win64 version of Windows 7?
Thanks for the reply.
I am using Windows 7, 32-bit
I'm authoring in Flex 4 (Flash Builder) and publishing to AIR 2.0
It's good to know there are no known differences betwen the two OSs. I can confirm that Windows Narrator was able to speak button component labels and text component content in Windows XP but does not do so in Windows 7. I know these are not in your list of supported screen readers but I thought it's worth mentioning anyway.
I have the latest AIR 2.0 runtime installed.
I am using Windows 7 32-bit
I am using the demo of JAWS 11.0.1461
After discovering that NVDA worked and reading your reply that there are no known differences between the OSs, I decided to re-install JAWS to see if was a problem with the reader software. JAWS doesn't appear to like Windows 7 very much, with some errors during install this time around! Despite this, it now appears to be reading content successfully in my newly published application. YAY!!! *very relieved* So now I can confirm that I have screen reader functionality in JAWS and NVDA.
Therefore, apologies for the previous panicky posts and thanks very much for your quick reply. I'm finding accessibility a difficult thing to achieve and test, so your support is appreciated.
(As an aside, neither of the installed screenreaders appear to be reading the QuothTheTwitter demo application I installed, but perhaps that is because it was built with a beta version of Flex and/or AIR ?)