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From: Deb Castiglione
Date: Fri, Apr 27 2018 11:58AM
Subject: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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Hi All:

Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for testing?

Thanks much.
Deb


What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014).

Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
Learning Center of Excellence
Cengage
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From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Fri, Apr 27 2018 12:01PM
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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Hi Deb, I invite you to review the following page: https://www.powermapper.com/tests/screen-readers/

I thoroughly enjoy the research and tests they've performed and reference them often.

Here we use NVDA & Firefox mainly because in our experience we detect the most bugs that way.

Nick

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Hi All:

Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for testing?

Thanks much.
Deb


What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014).

Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies Learning Center of Excellence Cengage
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From: glen walker
Date: Fri, Apr 27 2018 12:47PM
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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Part of that can only be answered by knowing your audience, but sometimes
that's not possible. While server logs can tell you the browser and
platform someone is using, you don't know if assistive technology is being
used for that combination. So, for example, if your logs showed the
majority of users have firefox and only a small percentage have internet
explorer, it could be that the majority of JAWS users are using internet
explorer so that would be an important combination to test.

In companies I've worked for (which is a tiny data point), we have focused
on NVDA with Firefox, JAWS with Internet Explorer, and VoiceOver on iOS and
then we have a statement on our public accessibility site that recommends
these combinations "for the best user experience". That doesn't mean other
combinations won't work, just that we tested more thoroughly on these
combinations.

Here's an example (although this is not a company I worked for) -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/accessibility/screenreader.shtml

ESPN has accessibility info too, although it seems to have disappeared
recently - http://www.espn.com/core/toolkit/page/webAccessibilityGuide
You have to use archive.org to see it -
https://web.archive.org/web/20180315174612/http://www.espn.com/core/toolkit/page/webAccessibilityGuide


On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:58 AM, Deb Castiglione < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Hi All:
>
> Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser
> combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone
> provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for
> testing?
>
> Thanks much.
> Deb
>
>
> What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose,
> and Gordon, 2014).
>
> Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
> Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
> Learning Center of Excellence
> Cengage
> 5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
> 513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
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> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>
> > > > >

From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Fri, Apr 27 2018 3:21PM
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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Worth looking at
https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey7/#browsercombos

P

On 27/04/2018 18:58, Deb Castiglione wrote:
> Hi All:
>
> Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for testing?
>
> Thanks much.
> Deb
>
>
> What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014).
>
> Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
> Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
> Learning Center of Excellence
> Cengage
> 5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
> 513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
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> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>
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From: L Snider
Date: Fri, Apr 27 2018 4:17PM
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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People have given you the most common combinations. I would also add
braille devices, as I have found that they can show minor things that
regular screen readers don't always see.

Also I find it depends where you live in terms of screen reader version
testing. In different places I have found people either have the latest
screen reader versions, while in others it was the complete opposite. So if
you need local testers, then it helps to know what they have as that may
(and I stress may) be indicative of what many would be using in that place.
Of course, there are exceptions, etc, etc.

Cheers

Lisa

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 4:21 PM, Patrick H. Lauke < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
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> Worth looking at https://webaim.org/projects/sc
> reenreadersurvey7/#browsercombos
>
> P
>
>
> On 27/04/2018 18:58, Deb Castiglione wrote:
>
>> Hi All:
>> Does anyone know of a matrix of suggested screen reader and browser
>> combinations with versions for accessibility testing or could anyone
>> provide screen reader and browser combination versions suggested for
>> testing?
>> Thanks much.
>> Deb
>> What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer,
>> Rose, and Gordon, 2014).
>> Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
>> Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
>> Learning Center of Excellence
>> Cengage
>> 5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
>> 513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = <mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
>>
>> >> >> >> >>
>>
>
> --
> Patrick H. Lauke
>
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> http://flickr.com/photos/redux/ | http://redux.deviantart.com
> twitter: @patrick_h_lauke | skype: patrick_h_lauke
>
> > > > >

From: Deb Castiglione
Date: Tue, May 01 2018 12:07PM
Subject: Re: Screen Reader Version & Browser Version Combination Matrix
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I just wanted to thank you for the feedback about screen reader & browser versions. It was very helpful.

Deb


What is “essential for some” is almost always “good for all” (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014).

Deb Castiglione, EdD, ATP
Director, Universal Design & Accessible Technologies
Learning Center of Excellence
Cengage
5191 Natorp Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040
513-229-1654 / 513-309-6262
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