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Browser support with screen reader query

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:00:42 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Is there any resources other than WebAim which have done in depth screen reader browser support? The below resources I have reviewed:

The Paciello Group published HTML5Accessibility.com<http://www.html5accessibility.com/> which goes through the common browsers and their level of supporting accessibility elements. From my reading it doesn't discuss screen reader support with browsers, rather HTMl Accessibility attributes.

>From PowerMapper.com published Assistive technology compatibility tests<https://www.powermapper.com/tests/> which is very comprehensive. Checkout their data on WAI-ARIA screen reader compatibility<https://www.powermapper.com/tests/screen-readers/aria/>. This test research I have not dived deeply into. This information I am still reviewing and not sure if it will give the support factor.

The reason for this question, I am starting to see a trend where the browser support is becoming more fragmented for screen readers then previously. Especially with Firefox version 57 not supporting NVDA and Jaws. I did see there was an upcoming fix for NVDA for the Firefox version 57 issue. Edge support is a mix bag and so is Chrome. IE11 has stability issues. From a testing point of view, this is a real challenge for us all, not talking about the end-user trying to find a browser on the windows platform which they can use effectively. Thoughts?


Sean Murphy
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