moderated Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th 2022

Michael Mote

I have enjoyed reading all of these posts. I work in the Assistive
Technology business, and have been a user for over 25 years. There are
some who won't like what I have to say, but I think it's important.
those of us who rely on a screen reader to interact with a computer
have seen accessibility explode for us in the last quarter century. We
can do things that we could only dream about a few years ago. To say
that Microsoft does not care about the needs of their disabled users,
as one person did, is totally out of line. Just because they don't
address your favorite hot button issue doesn't mean that they don't
care. I am not disagreeing that Microsoft and other tech giants make
mistakes, in fact, they make lots of them. Overall though, I think the
commitment to accessibility has been really good and the good does
indeed outweigh the bad. IE going away has been in the works for a
very long time. I'm surprised it's taken this long. Had Edge worked
better for Microsoft before now, IE would have been gone before now.
It's my opinion, that we should embrace change, and enjoy the benefits
instead of complaining about not being able to use the same old same
old stuff that doesn't get updated with any new features like Internet
Explorer. It's time to move on. Something better is coming, and if you
decide to stay with Windows 7, you might miss out on something much
better and much easier. Give that some thought. Everyone has the
ability to do what they choose, and there is nothing wrong with it.
I'm glad we have choices in the market place. there was a time that we
didn't have that luxury.

On 5/20/21, Adrian Spratt <> wrote:

I’m glad you brought up this example. I use the same method for handling
lengthy email messages with dozens of links. You would think that this key
sequence, alt-h, a, v, would take you to a combo box listing major browsers.
However, the only option is IE.

I’m using Outlook 2016. I don’t know if the same limitation applies to
Outlook 2019 or the ever-updated Outlook 365.

From: <> On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June
15th 2022

Hi Everyone,

This IE change poses a question for me. I use other browsers than IE with
one exception. I am using Windows 10 and Office 365. I use Outlook and
from time to time I get email messages usually from a company/organization
that I have a problem with. I want to enter on a specific link and when I
do this, I am transferred to a web page not the topic I wanted. After
trying a second time to be sure I have entered where I do want and getting
the same results, I go to the next method. With the email open I pressed
alt-h, then a and finally v which opens up in IE and the email is presented
in HTML. I again find my link and enter on it and I am taken to the correct
page. I am assuming this is some accessibility software issue beyond my
knowledge. Smile. This long winded explanation leads me to the current
thread. I assume I will still be able to do this as needed, but if there is
a straightforward alternative, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.


<<>> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June
15th 2022

At least two people pointed out on Win10 Forum that they need Internet
Explorer, and I advised them to look into IE mode in Microsoft Edge designed
for scenarios like accessing web applications that rely on IE and its
rendering engine for full functionality.

<<>> On Behalf Of<>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June
15th 2022

Um … that means that it will no longer be updated, causing increasing holes
in security.

<<>> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, 20 May 2021 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June
15th 2022

The blog said support would end, it did not say it would be removed.

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vogel<>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:41 PM
Subject: IE being removed from Win 10 20H2 and later, effective June 15th

Hello All,

Even though this message is not related to JAWS, the impact of
this change is so important, and it is so likely to affect quite a few
members who still use IE routinely, the information needs to be shared. My
intention is information sharing only, as there's really nothing to discuss.
This is a done deal.

See the article on entitled, Internet Explorer
11 desktop app retirement

Those in business settings where they are forced to still use IE for
specific sites also should pass this information along to "the powers that
be" so that they can be aware of the change that's coming.

You need to start making plans to transition away from IE now, if you have
not done so already.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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