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Re: Browser and Screen Reader Combination


From: Philip Kiff
Date: Sep 20, 2019 7:14PM

> Is JAWS and IE relevant anymore since IE will be poofed out of the MS
> infrastructure in early 2020?
Mmm. Good point, but is IE really disappearing in 2020?

Like I say, I'm not really on top of the current news on this - I only
replied to this thread initially in order not to leave Sreekar in the
lurch without any responses. There are many folks on this list who know
considerably more than me about the state of screen readers and browsers.

But is IE really disappearing? There are still tons and tons of
intranets and custom applications that have been coded poorly and will
only work on IE. Those aren't going to disappear in 2020. I thought that
what Microsoft was planning on doing was somehow magically incorporating
an IE 11 emulator into Edge in order to guarantee that all those crappy
intranets will still work for several more years while systems folk
around the world scramble to recode what should have never been coded in
the first place, or to create replacements that are written in proper,
acceptable standards-compliant and somewhat-accessible code.

Aren't they even going to keep supporting IE 11 as an Enterprise product
for a while?

If both those are true, then whether you call it Edge or IE 11, there
will be lots of sites that still have to work with it? But like I say,
I'm not sure if all that is true?

(And indeed, if Microsoft manages to actually pull off a modern browser
that can smoothly switch between a Webkit rendering engine and some
crazy IE 11 emulator, then someone over in their coding dept. will
deserve considerable praise. But I wonder if all that will really be
possible.... :-)


On 2019-09-20 17:25, David Engebretson Jr. wrote:
> Is JAWS and IE relevant anymore since IE will be poofed out of the MS
> infrastructure in early 2020?
> Just curious. Here's what I test with:
> Safari on IOS, and OSX
> NVDA with Firefox and Chrome
> JAWS with Firefox, Chrome, and Edge
> Best,
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
> Philip Kiff
> Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:12 AM
> 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=8698
> 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.