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Re: Target Jaws version?


From: Moore,Michael (DARS)
Date: Apr 29, 2015 6:36AM

If you are working on an internal application you can test for compatibility with a specific set of hardware and software because your organization controls the environment. If you are building for the public there is not a way for you to detect feature support within the AT. The best approach is to follow the standards and test with the current release. JAWS, Window Eyes, and NVDA all have had very good support for ARIA for a few generations of the product cycle when it is supported by the browser.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator,
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
(512) 424-4159 (Office)
(512) 574-0091 (Cell)

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Subject: [WebAIM] Target Jaws version?

I'm wondering if it's possible to either target the version of Jaws (something similar to IE conditional comments) or check for Jaws support of a tag or ARIA role/attribute/etc. Is either possible?