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Re: Browser support with screen reader query

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:30:33 +0100
Message-ID: <CA++-QFcO5kpeY4wCBbMu238GfrHj5f_m-wa5KAva_uP8TrA_-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sean Murphy (seanmmur)" <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello Sean
Two questions come to mind...

Firstly, is this trend a conscious business decision by the browser
vendors? i.e., are they offering equivalent products embedded in the
browser?

Secondly, are they compliant with DOM, etc? If they are then at least the
screen reader vendors have a target to aim for.

Regards
Harry



On 22 November 2017 at 04:00, Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
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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:
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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?
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