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Re: Something's amiss with the latest survey


From: Karl Groves
Date: Aug 29, 2015 5:23AM

I'm super glad I started this conversation. It has been really enlightening.

As Jared's mentioned, we should be cautious of data from self-selected samples.

If this now includes more accurate representation of low-vision screen
reader users than previous years, that's a good thing.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Jordan Wilson wrote:
>> I would suggest using the "Commonly Used" statistic a little lower down on
>> the page instead of the "Primacy Screen Reader" statistic.
>> That statistic is a bit more in line w/ what we've seen in the past, and
>> it better reflects the number of users who use each platform overall. Its
>> a better complete measurement of usage.
> We report both sets of statistics because they represent different things.
> I think focusing on Primary Screen Reader values is important. It
> better represents what a screen reader user's initial experience is
> most likely to be. If there are support issues, most screen reader
> users can then, if they have one, fall back to one of the other screen
> readers they commonly use. As noted in the article, Window-Eyes and
> ZoomText users tend not to use other screen readers, thus making the
> Primary number more relevant... at least to them.
> Jared
> > > > --

Karl Groves
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