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Re: total number of screen readers


From: Adam van den Hoven
Date: Jul 21, 2004 5:40PM

Well, why not check with your local society for the blind? In Canada, its
the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) and every country is
likely to have something similar. They may not have global figures but they
would probably have national stats. They would know the total number of
visually impaired as well as the number who are currently online. National
statistics bodies will probably also have that information, although it
would probably be much more difficult to track down.

> From: "garymm"
> Reply-To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
> Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:41:07 -0700
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
> Subject: [WebAIM] total number of screen readers
> Hey. I am currently doing research for my company for an article about
> web accessibility. I need a ballpark figure of how many people (US or
> worldwide) use screen reader software. I tried asking GW Micro for
> their sales figures, but they wouldn't tell me. i have also asked the
> makers of JAWS, but that figure would not be very accurate, since there
> are so many other screen readers out there. Does anybody know where I
> could find an estimate of the total number of people who use screen
> readers?
> Gary
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