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From: Mark Weiler
Date: Sat, Jul 15 2017 12:14PM
Subject: Examples of assistive technology companies documenting the features of web technology they support?
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The notion of accessibility supported  in WCAG depends on the ability of assistive technologies to use a feature of a web content technology.  (According to the W3C:  "To qualify as an accessibility-supported use of a Web content technology... The way that the Web content technology is used must be supported by users' assistive technology (AT).")
So, if I understand this correctly, using an element of HTML5, for example, to implement a WCAG Success Criteria is valid only if a user's assistive technology can support that particular HTML5 element.
If that's the case, have assisitive technology companies published any documents that list the features of web technologies their ATs can support?

From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Sun, Jul 16 2017 6:19PM
Subject: Re: Examples of assistive technology companies documenting the features of web technology they support?
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Freedom Scientific created a document about Jaws support for ARIA some
years ago, but I doubt it has been updated.
Powermapper
https://www.powermapper.com/tests/

has a large selection of assistive technology compatibility for web
markup (I haven't used it extensively, I admit .. because I just do my
own testing, but I think it is pretty solid and definitely worth a
close look).



On 7/15/17, Mark Weiler < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> The notion of accessibility supported  in WCAG depends on the ability of
> assistive technologies to use a feature of a web content technology.
> (According to the W3C:  "To qualify as an accessibility-supported use of a
> Web content technology... The way that the Web content technology is used
> must be supported by users' assistive technology (AT).")
> So, if I understand this correctly, using an element of HTML5, for example,
> to implement a WCAG Success Criteria is valid only if a user's assistive
> technology can support that particular HTML5 element.
> If that's the case, have assisitive technology companies published any
> documents that list the features of web technologies their ATs can support?
>
> > > > >


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From: Mark Weiler
Date: Sun, Jul 16 2017 7:16PM
Subject: Re: Examples of assistive technology companies documenting the features of web technology they support?
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That is excellent Birkir. Thanks. Does anyone know if there are other examples for other types of assitive technologies?


On Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:19 PM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:


Freedom Scientific created a document about Jaws support for ARIA some
years ago, but I doubt it has been updated.
Powermapper
https://www.powermapper.com/tests/

has a large selection of assistive technology compatibility for web
markup (I haven't used it extensively, I admit .. because I just do my
own testing, but I think it is pretty solid and definitely worth a
close look).



On 7/15/17, Mark Weiler < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> The notion of accessibility supported  in WCAG depends on the ability of
> assistive technologies to use a feature of a web content technology.
> (According to the W3C:  "To qualify as an accessibility-supported use of a
> Web content technology... The way that the Web content technology is used
> must be supported by users' assistive technology (AT).")
> So, if I understand this correctly, using an element of HTML5, for example,
> to implement a WCAG Success Criteria is valid only if a user's assistive
> technology can support that particular HTML5 element.
> If that's the case, have assisitive technology companies published any
> documents that list the features of web technologies their ATs can support?
>
> > > > >


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Work hard. Have fun. Make history.