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Re: ChromeVox comparison to JAWS or VoiceOver


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Feb 22, 2013 10:32AM

We just did a survey on screen reader use on the web (for a CSUN presentation).
Out of 342 responses, 2 people indicated they used Chrome Vox (and
then as a secondary screen reader, I think both of them).

On 2/22/13, Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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-----
> [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
>> >> >> >
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