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From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 13:43:30 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Guido Corona" <guidoc@us.ibm.com>
To: <ibm-hpr@talklist.com>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 11:15 AM
Subject: IBM Home Page Reader (HPR) 3.02 English update available for

IBM Home Page Reader

Attention all fully licensed users of IBM Home Page Reader (HPR) 3.0
English, 2.5 English, and 2.0,  the long anticipated HPR 3.02
update is now available for download from the main web page of the
IBM Accessibility Center at http://www.ibm.com/able.

Downloading and installation instructions will follow the list of the
most salient HPR v3.02 enhancements below.

1. Expanded operating systems support includes Microsoft Windows XP
Professional, and Microsoft Windows XP Consumer,
as well as Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows 98, and Windows 98
Second Edition.

2. New: Support for Microsoft Innternet Explorer (IE) 6.0 Internet
as well as for IE 5.5, and IE 5.0.

3. Significant speech performance enhancements, including
  A. Automatic Reading of pure text pages.
  B. Navigation of large Select Menus.
  C. Various page navigation commands.
  D. Typing echo.
  E. Overall speech performance in Home Page Mailer (HPM).

4. Enhanced accessibility to several facilities, including:
A.  IBM ViaVoice TTS word-exception dictionary, found in HPR Speech
B. Synchronization dialogues, and Offline Wizard, found in Add

5. Enhanced support for JavaScript.

6. New: support for "Close Window" buttons in second, and multiple HPR

7. Enhanced compatibility with   the WindowsEyes 4.1 screen reader
software package from GW Micro.

8. Enhanced coexistance with other speech output programs, through the
automatic removal of older versions of IBM
ViaVoice TTS, and IBM ViaVoice Outloud, during HPR installation.

9. New: IBM ViaVoice TTS version 6.02 text-to-speech runtime.  Includes
support for the following languages:
US English, UK English, German, French, Finnish, Italian,  Portuguese
Brazilian, Spanish.

10. Enhanced numeric keypad support through  the following:
  A. Added HPR 2.5 styled Invisible settings menu.
  B. Added HPR 2.5 styled History list commands.
  C. Added HPR 2.5 styled favorites facility and operations.

11. New: support for Windows-style text-marking keys in  Items and
cursor reading modes.

12. New: Automatic announcement of branch level in  Favorites Folder
list and
other tree-views.

13.  New: support for HIDDEN and DISPLAY attributes used in dynamic

All fully licensed  users of HPR 3.0 English, HPR 2.5 English, and HPR
are eligible to download the HPR 3.02 update as follows:

1.  Link to:

2. Follow the online instructions found on the page listed above to
download the HPR V3.02 update and save it to disk.

3.  If you have followed all steps correctly,  you should be downloading
a file called:
Note: This file is over 40 megabytes in size, and may take up to several
hours to download, depending on your connection speed.

4.  Once the download is complete, please close all programs running on
your machine, including HPR and any other Internet
browsers,  except for your screen reader, if you use one.

5.  Please do not uninstall any older version of
Home Page Reader prior to launching the HPR 3.02 update program.  If a
fully licensed copy of HPR 3.0 English,
HPR 2.5 English, or HPR 2.0, is not detected on your machine,  the
update process will not complete, and will be terminated.

5. Open (or launch) file
This is a talking installation program.
Please follow carefully the audio instructions, until the update process
is complete.

6.  Restart your machine after the update process is complete. This will
ensure that all files are installed correctly.

7. To start HPR V3.02, please press ctrl-alt-H.

NOTE:  Please feel free to cross-post this document to other lists.


Guido D. Corona
Advisory Software Engineer.
Test Program Manager,
IBM Accessibility Center, Austin, Tx.
Research Division.
Phone:  (512) 838-9735
Email: guidoc@us.ibm.com

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