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Re: Target Jaws version?

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From: Mickey Williamson
Date: Apr 29, 2015 8:51AM


Thank you both for the responses! Much appreciated.

Mickey

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I personally try to test 2 versions back (or at least 1), especially
> with Jaws, seeing as users do have to purchase upgrades.
> I usually manage to at least sanity test with Jaws 14 currently.
> With NVDA and Voiceover I do try to stay current since they are free
> upgrades.
> I know this does not cover everything.
> There are users on corporate networks or on old licenses or equipment
> that may not be able to stay this current, but you kind of have to
> draw a line in the sand and come up with what seems a reasonably
> balanced strategy for testing, because if you start testing with all
> types of A.T. and browser combos you end up being unaffordable .. and
> what are standards for if not for getting rid of testing with an
> endless combo of A.T. apps and browsers.
> (I only talk about screen readers here, the reason being that I am
> v100% lacking as far as sight is concerned, but testing with
> magnification and such is also a very important aspect of
> accessibility testing that I sadly have to leave to others).
> Cheers
> -B
>
>
> On 4/29/15, Moore,Michael (DARS) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > 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)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf
> > Of Mickey Williamson
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:58 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List
> > 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?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mickey
> > > > > archives at
> > http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > > > > >
>
>
> --
> Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
> > > > >



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