My Browser

What is My Browser?

My Browser is designed to provide an uncluttered, highly accessible web browsing experience for people with high support needs. The program is a Hypertext Application (or HTA) for Windows95+ and requires MS Internet Explorer 5+ to be installed on your machine (although you can download it from/to any platform).

My Browser is available free and we would appreciate feedback about its use, or suggestions for improvements ( ). If you need a more robust solution for with more features, on-screen "popup" keyboard, and built in training and assessment modules, please see our EIA - Enhancing Internet Access Browser.

Main features

How do I install My Browser?

Simply fill in the form below to create an individualized copy of My Browser. Click the Download button, and choose ""Save to disk" - you would usually choose to save it to the Desktop, or other folder of your choice.
Step 1: This copy of My Browser is for ... eg Jack, or Jane etc (max 15 letters)
Step 2: Name the buttons (up to 12 letters) and URL's for as many links as you wish to be included on the homepage

Step 3: (optional) Name a background image (gif/jpeg) on your computer to be used to individualize your browser
Step 4: (optional) Please leave us your email address if you would like to be on our newsletter mailing list
Step 5: Choose "Download" to begin the download (approx 20k)


Web links which "open in a new window" will cause My Browser to launch your regular, default browser in a the new window. Although this does no harm, it may confuse some users, and they may need assistance in closing the new window. For this reason, My Browser works best on sites that have simple, accessible web design.


My Browser was developed by ELR Software Pty Ltd under the project Enhancing Internet Activities and Reading Skills of Individuals with Disability funded by the Australian Government through the AccessAbility Program of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

My Browser is based upon "mybrowser.hta" as described in Programming Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 by Scott Roberts [Microsoft Press, 1999]. (see Writing HTML Applications for Internet Explorer 5.0).

My Browser is free software; you may use, redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

© ELR Software Pty Ltd 2000-2002