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Re: WCAG 2.0 and JAWS

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:04:04 -0500
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I think your question does make sense when I consider the "accessibility 
supported" clause in WCAG 2.0 [see Note 1].  WCAG 2.0 level A, AA, and AAA 
are often mistaken as priority 1, 2 and 3 [see Note 2].

But back to your question as I understand it - which version of JAWS 
supports which WCAG 2.0 sufficient techniques? [see note 3]  As far as I 
know that support has not been documented anywhere, but an excellent 
question to ask Freedom Scientific and this community.

I would also recommend referring to NVDA's support of Applications, but  I 
did not find a detail list of which sufficient techniques it supports in 
which browser.  http://www.nvda-project.org/wiki/ApplicationSupport


But Steve Faulkner does a nice job of documenting the ARIA support (a 
major technique in my opinion) in JAWS and NVDA - see 
http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/landmarks.html


Note 1 Accessibility Supported 
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-accessibility-support-head

Note 2 Level AA explained 
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html#uc-levels-head

Note 3 Sufficient Techniques 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/intro.html#suff-adv-techs

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From:   "Ryan Jean" <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
To:     <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, 
Date:   07/24/2012 11:43 AM
Subject:        WCAG 2.0 and JAWS



I’m not sure how to ask this, but does JAWS have a limit for meeting the 
criteria for WCAG 2.0? In other words, does JAWS 12.0 meet the criteria? 
11.0? 10.0? So forth? How far back do we not have to worry about the 
criteria and assume the user has an “at least” version xx.0? Same question 
for internet browser? IE9, IE8, IE7…?
 
Sincerely,
Ryan Jean
IT & Social Media Specialist
The Disability Network
Flint, MI
 

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