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Re: Screen reader Testing with NVDA /IE

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From: Pratik Patel
Date: Sep 28, 2017 3:04PM


I generally agree that NVDA and Firefox tend to be most compatible. IE and
NVDA work well together. But, keep in mind that Microsoft hasn't updated IE
11 for quite some time. NVDA's Edge and Chrome support are coming along
quite nicely as well.

Regards,

Pratik


On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 4:52 PM Graham Armfield <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> My view is that NVDA works best with Firefox rather than IE11. That's not
> to say that you can't use NVDA with other browsers, but FF seems to be most
> complete an experience.
>
> It is also my view that if you are going to use one screen reader to test
> the accessibility of a page then NVDA/FF will give you the most accurate
> results. JAWS does have a tendency to 'make allowances' for poor coding
> which can skew the results. An example concerns input fields and labels. If
> an input field has some adjacent text, JAWS seems to confidently present
> this text as a prompt for the field, even though the label is not
> explicitly (and therefore programmatically) linked with the input field.
> NVDA however will not voice the text as a label unless the 'label' and
> input field are linked.
>
> Regards
> Graham Armfield
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