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Re: Browser and Screen Reader Combination


From: Philip Kiff
Date: Sep 20, 2019 2:18PM

I guess the point I was trying to make is that there is no "best"
combination of a single specific browser with a single screen reader
that is "best" for testing accessibility.

I'm not a specialist in the advantages and disadvantages of the many,
many different testing configurations available, but based on what
you've explained so far, I would recommend thinking of which screen
readers you are going to test with first. Then, you can decide if it
even matters which browsers you are using.

If you are going to use multiple browser and screen reader combinations,
then I would suggest that one of the screen readers should be JAWS. That
is the most widely used screen reader, and if your site is not usable in
JAWS then that will be a problem.


On 2019-09-20 13:44, Praunicorn wrote:
> Hi Philip Kiff,
> Thank you for your information , but I am not able see the information for Chrome & Edge browsers in the reply chain.
> Chrome & Edge :
> 1. I am using the following combination "Chrome with NVDA" because In NVDA website they mentioned that they are supporting chrome along with the FF.
> 2. And also I have doubt, among IE and Edge which one is the best for Accessibility testing and what is screen reader combination for this.
> Regards,
> Sreekar
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> From: Philip Kiff
> Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Browser and Screen Reader Combination
> Hi Sreekar,
> The WebAIM list has a search function you can use to see if topics have
> been covered before:
> https://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> There have been many discussions about the best combinations of screen
> readers and browsers, for e.g.:
> Thread: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
> https://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?thread†98
> The best combination depends on several factors - including especially
> your target audience and what capacity you have for testing. Maybe your
> combination is right for you.
> Lots of folks seem to test with two or three of the following combinations:
> JAWS/Internet Explorer
> NVDA/Firefox
> Voiceover/Safari
> Phil.
> On 2019-09-20 12:52, Praunicorn wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Kindly help me with Browser and Screen Reader combination. I am using below mentioned combinations for my testing. Please let me know I am in right combination or not.
>> 1. Chrome With NVDA
>> 2. Edge With Narrator
>> Regards,
>> Sreekar.
>> >> >> >> > > > > >
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