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Re: Web development; How to identify if a screen reader is in use


From: Maxability A11Y
Date: May 18, 2017 10:56PM

At this point I believe that tracking assistive technology is not a good
idea. Here are my thoughts put together couple of years back and I still
stand on it. After reading this email conversation I want to publish a
related article. May be an unbiased information leaving the developers take
their decision.


Thanks & Regards

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Related to this topic, we've had some further discussions on twitter
> (which annoyingly got a bit fragmented, so two separate pointers below):
> https://twitter.com/jessebeach/status/864082337792970752
> https://twitter.com/patrick_h_lauke/status/864084060309737473
> My take, in short: instead of a high-level "detecting if a user has a
> 'screen reader'" or AT in general, we should explore getting very specific
> and granular information (similar to how nowadays we don't really want a
> 'the user is on a mobile device', but rather having indications of viewport
> size, connection speed, use of a touchscreen, and so on).
> P
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