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RE: Browser support with screen reader query

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:07:58 +0000
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Léonie

Thanks for the information again, I was aware of this resource. The question is more generic and across all OS platforms. 

In relation to Harry's two questions, I don't know. As this raises other questions:
1. At what time do the vendors of browser communicate with the assistive technology companies of major changes to their browsers  which are going to impact the accessibility community?
2. What is the speed of fixing outstanding caveats in relation to accessibility and bringing the browser into conformance to the standards?
3. I understand the USA FCS law states browsers on mobile devices have to be accessible, should this be expanded to computers as they can now be used as communication devices? Would this change the landscape and give a assistive technology user the same expected experience across browsers assuming the assistive technology vendor have done their job?

Just questions which I don't have answers for. :-)



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From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.uk] 
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To: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Browser support with screen reader query

Sean,

There is this effort from Freedom Scientific and TPG, to document Jaws support for HTML, CSS, ARIA, and SVG:
https://github.com/FreedomScientific/VFO-standards-support/issues

It's also a place where issues can be filed with Jaws support for any of those four technologies.

It's a community effort, so help improving the documentation is always welcome.



On 22/11/2017 03:00, Sean Murphy (seanmmur) wrote:
> Team,
> 
> 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?
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