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Microsoft Edge Accessibility with JAWS and NVDA

How accessible is Microsoft Edge with a screen reader?

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft.  Edge is included in Windows 10 and is replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all Microsoft devices. Internet Explorer was released with Windows 95 and has been Microsoft’s browser for two decades. Edge is a smaller, more streamlined browser.

Accessibility: Microsoft Edge and JAWS?

According to Freedom Scientific, JAWS 2018 beta is working hard to be fully compatible with Edge. Keep up-to-date on the progress of JAWS’ accessibility with Edge and/or become a JAWS beta tester and provide feedback through Freedom Scientific’s blog.  Here is their first blog post, Inside the JAWS 2018 betas: Living on the Edge.

Accessibility:  Microsoft Edge and NVDA?

NV Access is also committed to ensuring that NVDA will be fully compatible with Edge. The NV Access article, Microsoft Edge 2 years in: Where are we at for accessibility?  Provides detailed background information about the accessibility of Edge, current accessibility and tips for the best user experience.

Accessibility Central provides instruction on how to use the Microsoft Edge browser with the NVDA screen reader.  Organized by tasks, step-by-step instructions are provided along with useful shortcut keys.

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Information on how to use Microsoft Edge can be found here.

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