Minimum system requirements

eSAT operates on the following operating systems:

Operating system





Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Intel Pentium or equivalent

1024 x 768 screen resolution/ 256 colours

Internet Explorer 6 or 7

Mozilla Firefox 2

Netscape 7

Opera 9

Screen reader software: JAWS  for Windows  version 9 or 10 (see below)

Screen magnification software: ZoomText   version 9.1 or MAGic  version 9.0

Voice Recognition software: Dragon  Naturally Speaking  version 10

Apple Macintosh OS X 10.4 or 10.5

Any Macintosh capable of running OS X (10)

1024 x 768 screen resolution/256 colours

Safari 2

Mozilla Firefox 2


Fedora Core
openSuSE or

PC with Intel Pentium or equivalent

1024 x 768 screen resolution/ 256 colours

As provided in the distribution


Some areas of eSAT require the use of keyboard commands to make full use of the application. Phone us on 13 10 20 if you require assistance with these areas.

Using JAWS for Windows  with eSAT

We recommend using JAWS for Windows version 10.0 with the eSAT application. Version 10.0 includes changes to resolve an issue where JAWS would stop reading controls correctly in a Java application after running for a short period of time.

If you are using JAWS for Windows version 9.0, you may experience issues navigating in eSAT. The 'JAVA Access Bridge for Microsoft Windows Operating System 2.0.1', available from Sun MicrosystemsExternal Link, may help to resolve this issue. We also recommend a system with an Intel dual core processor or equivalent and 1GB of RAM for use with JAWS  for Windows version 9.0.

You will need internet access to lodge reports and check for updates.

Last modified: 25 Jul 2016QC 21192