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Re: numbers of folks using screen reader software

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From: Mike Lyman
Date: Aug 26, 2004 1:40PM







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<span style='font-size:
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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> Does anybody have approximate
figures on how many folks nationally (US) are using screen readers and voice
browsers, and/or are using AT generally to access the internet?

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<span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I don&amp;#8217;t have exact numbers for
screen readers or voice browsers but on a study that Microsoft commissioned on the
current and potential market of accessible technology in the <st1:country-region
w:st="on">US. (<a
href="http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/phase2.aspx">http://www.microsoft.com/enable/research/phase2.aspx)
there are some statistics on the use of assistive technologies. These are just
US numbers and not international numbers.

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<span style='font-size:
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include:


<font size=2
color=navy face=Arial>Some
form of accessible technology is used by 44% (or approximately 57 million)
of computer users.
<font size=2
color=navy face=Arial>40%
(approximately 52 million) computer users use built-in accessibility
options/utilities.
<font size=2
color=navy face=Arial>17%
(approximately 22 million) computer users use assistive technology
products.


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<span style='font-size:
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