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Re: Screen reader support and browsers

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:12:30 +0000
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Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Actually...Gecko may be the underlying engine, but for accessibility support it's important that the actual overall browser itself has the right hooks into the platform's accessibility APIs and exposes the correct information. So specifying Firefox, rather than Gecko in general, is in fact correct. See also various browsers on Android which use Blink, but are completely inaccessible compared to Chrome.

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Patrick H. Lauke


> On 22 Mar 2015, at 21:28, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net> wrote:
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> Erin Prichard composed on 2015-03-22 21:03 (UTC):
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>> Firefox - supported
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> Firefox isn't appropriate for a "supported" browsers category.
> http://geckoisgecko.org/ explains.
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