[Athen] Screen Reader & Browser Combination Versions

Castiglione, Deb A deb.castiglione at cengage.com
Tue May 1 13:04:10 PDT 2018

Thanks for the information!


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Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:51 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Screen Reader & Browser Combination Versions

I have heard that the version of Firefox coming in May should resolve most if not all screen reader performance issues.

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:24 PM, Tristen Breitenfeldt <tristenbreitenfeldt at gmail.com<mailto:tristenbreitenfeldt at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hello Deb,
I can answer this question. The screen reader/browser combinations you should use for testing are as follows:
Edge + Narrator
Internet Explorer + JAWS
Google Chrome + NVDA
Google Chrome + JAWS
Firefox + JAWS
Firefox + NVDA
Safari (Mac OS X and iOS) + Voice Over

Please Note: Firefox went through a significant update to Firefox Quantum a few months ago and screen reader performance has been unreliable on this browser since the update. I think many screen reader users learned to either stop using Firefox altogether, or they downgraded to the ESR (Extended Support Release). I am not aware of whether or not screen readers are working better with Firefox Quantum yet…

I hope this is helpful.

Tristen Breitenfeldt
Accessibility Tester

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