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Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix


From: glen walker
Date: Apr 27, 2018 12:47PM

Part of that can only be answered by knowing your audience, but sometimes
that's not possible. While server logs can tell you the browser and
platform someone is using, you don't know if assistive technology is being
used for that combination. So, for example, if your logs showed the
majority of users have firefox and only a small percentage have internet
explorer, it could be that the majority of JAWS users are using internet
explorer so that would be an important combination to test.

In companies I've worked for (which is a tiny data point), we have focused
on NVDA with Firefox, JAWS with Internet Explorer, and VoiceOver on iOS and
then we have a statement on our public accessibility site that recommends
these combinations "for the best user experience". That doesn't mean other
combinations won't work, just that we tested more thoroughly on these

Here's an example (although this is not a company I worked for) -

ESPN has accessibility info too, although it seems to have disappeared
recently - http://www.espn.com/core/toolkit/page/webAccessibilityGuide
You have to use archive.org to see it -

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:58 AM, Deb Castiglione < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Hi All:
> Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser
> combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone
> provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for
> testing?
> Thanks much.
> Deb
> What is "essential for some" is almost always "good for all" (Meyer, Rose,
> and Gordon, 2014).
> Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
> Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
> Learning Center of Excellence
> Cengage
> 5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
> 513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
> > > > >