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Re: ChromeVox comparison to JAWS or VoiceOver


From: Steve Green
Date: Feb 22, 2013 9:36AM

This sort of product obviously does not work in other applications, nor until the machine has started and the browser has launched. It is therefore of very limited use except for people who are able to use a computer without a screen reader but still get some benefit from using one. I know some fully-sighted dyslexics like this.

We do a lot of user testing but I have never encountered anyone who uses ChromeVox or other products like it. If it can be installed on Google Chrome Books it may be more useful since all applications run through the browser, but Bryan's comments about the level of support would still apply.

Steve Green

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Bryan Garaventa
Sent: 22 February 2013 15:57
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] ChromeVox comparison to JAWS or VoiceOver

ChromeVox doesn't perform well in my experience when comparing accessibility support in JAWS and NVDA using IE and FF, especially regarding complex component types that require the use of ARIA. Part of this results in the exposure of accessibility related properties and methods in Chrome itself, so it's not just with ChromeVox, since you will see many of the same issues when using JAWS or NVDA in Chrome.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Rodriguez" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 7:35 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] ChromeVox comparison to JAWS or VoiceOver

>I recently heard about ChromeVox - accessibility extensions for Chrome. It
> supposedly uses the latest web standards. If you use Chrome, would this be
> a solid option for a screen reader? How does it compare to the support of
> other software such as JAWS or VoiceOver?
> Thanks,
> Chris
> > >