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Re: Screen reader survey


From: Daniel Tang (dtang)
Date: Dec 19, 2008 3:20PM

Hello Jared:

This is a great deed serving the user community.

Daniel Tang
Accessibility Specialist CCIE # 3681
Cisco Systems
170 W. Tasman
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408 526 7814

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:50 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Screen reader survey

WebAIM is conducting a survey of screen reader users -

Web accessibility experts often say something like, "Screen reader
users prefer..." followed by some accessibility recommendation. However,
many of these recommendations are based on personal preference or
conjecture - often from sighted users who only test with screen readers.
The fact is that there is little data about screen reader usage to back
up these recommendations.

This survey will ask screen reader users about their usage and
preferences. If you are a full-time, part-time, or even occasional
screen reader user, please take a few minutes to complete the survey and
provide us with a few details on your screen reader usage and
preferences. We will be comparing results between those that rely on
screen readers and those that primarily use them for evaluation and
testing, so all screen reader users are invited to respond. Your
feedback will help influence the accessibility techniques that web
developers implement and that experts recommend. We'll be posting the
survey results in a few months.

Please post this announcement and/or the URL to other accessibility,
disability, and assistive technology lists. More screen reader user
responses will help solidify the recommendations made.


Jared Smith