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Re: WebAIM Screen reader user survey #9 result 2021


From: L Snider
Date: Oct 27, 2021 6:35AM

Great question! In my personal view, and some of the people I know who use
screen readers every day, Firefox in one version (about 3 years ago? I lose
track with the pandemic) was changed and it was terrible for screen reader
users. So they switched to Chrome and didn't switch back....that is just my
experience with some people I know. I also have one auditor who used IE
until recently, because no one trains them on how to use stuff, and they
knew IE worked for them. However, once they have to upgrade windows to 10,
then they will likely have to shift over. Not everyone is using the latest
versions of technologies or browsers, in my experience.

Mobile stats are interesting. In Canada, our cell rates are the most
expensive in the world (or close to it). Most of the people who are blind
or Deaf-Blind I know in certain parts of Canada have cell phones. However,
I also know people who don't, especially in parts of rural Canada on the
east coast (no cell phone and even no internet-too expensive). So that
figure, if done all over Canada, would be interesting to see, as we have
greater challenges with cell phone affordability.



On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 6:03 AM Sumit Patel < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Hai all,
> I was going through the WebAIM screen reader user survey #9 results
> and comparing it with #8 result.
> Usage of NVDA and Voiceover screen readers reduced to 30.7% and 6.5%
> from 40.6% and 12.9%.
> Usage of Firefox browser has come down to 16.5% from 27.4%.
> Chrome became the most commonly used browser with NVDA screen reader
> replacing Firefox browser.
> The percentage of NVDA with Firefox reduced to 9.7% from 19.6%.
> Can anyone help me with any blogs or articles which is discussing
> about this #9 result? I couldn't find such links or discussions.
> What surprised me and want more to understand is
> Why people are moving to NVDA with Chrome from NVDA with Firefox?
> JAWS with chrome or JAWS with Edge , which is the best tool
> combination to test with ?
> Do we need to completely stop testing in IE browser as the percentage
> came down to 3.3% from 10.9%?
> when it comes to mobile, the VoiceOver usage percentage is increasing
> year by year and now it became 71.5% VoiceOver users and 29.1%
> TalkBack users. Is it because more than the half of the respondents
> are from North America?
> Really looking forward to hear from you.
> Thanks in advance
> Regards,
> Sumit.
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