[Accessibility] Screen readers and WCAG - current state of art

Alexey Khoroshilov khoroshilov at ispras.ru
Wed Sep 2 07:04:30 PDT 2009

Hello everyone,

My friends from "ICO Information for All" [1] have spent significant
efforts to make their web-sites friendly to people with disabilities
according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 [2]. But as they
report in [3], the efforts almost had no sense, since the leading screen
readers NVDA and Jaws does not support standard instructions especially
introduced for such kind of software.

Is it a correct understanding of the current state of art?

[1] http://www.ifap.ru/eng/index.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
[3] http://community.livejournal.com/ifap_ru/13520.html (in Russian)


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