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Re: Edge Chromium vs Chrome - accessibility differences?


From: Vaibhav Saraf
Date: Nov 25, 2020 9:56AM

Hi Mark,

Today I had opened an educational website on Edge and Chrome. I was
surprised to see that the 'Course Enrollment' button was spoken as button
on Chrome and as a link on Edge.

It was built with <a> anchor element with the a button class from some

Also I was using the latest versions of both the browsers with NVDA 2020.3.
That can give a hint to your initial questions, very curious why this is
the case.


On Wed, 25 Nov 2020 at 17:36, Mark Magennis < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Now that Edge is using Chromium, I'm wondering what this will mean
> regarding accessibility. In what ways will the experience of using a
> website in Edge 2 differ from using it in Chrome. Some questions that come
> to mind are:
> * Will the accessibility tree in Edge be the same as the accessibility
> tree in Chrome?
> * Will Edge's support for ARIA be the same as Chrome's?
> * Might any of the heuristics that screen readers use beyond accessing
> the accessibility tree lead to different experiences?
> * Will the two browsers display colours in the same way?
> * Are there specific accessibility tests that need to be done in both
> browsers and others where testing in one will cover the other as well?
> I don't know whether these are the right questions to ask, but I'm looking
> forward to getting any knowledge and insight that's available about the
> impact of the switch.
> Thanks,
> Mark
> Mark Magennis
> Senior Accessibility Specialist
> Skillsoft | mobile: +353 87 60 60 162
> www.skillsoft.com<;http://www.skillsoft.com/>;
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