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As an example, I currently run NVDA, JAWS, and have used narrator
in crash situations. As for browsers, I have Chrome, Firefox, and
Brave. Of course Edge is here, but I don't use it.
On 5/21/2021 11:51 AM, Brian Vogel
I don't know of a single person who doesn't have a
preferred screen reader and a preferred browser, and who uses each
of these things, separately and together, almost all the time.
At the same time, I don't know of a single person who
has not experienced either a website that doesn't "play nice" with
their preffered screen reader (no matter the browser) or have an
occasion where a web site just works much better under one browser
or another regardless of the screen reader. Thus, if you want to
save yourself a lot of grief, you have a minimum of two screen
readers and two browsers, so that on the odd occasion where one or
the other is "being cranky" you can mix and match to get over the
bump and to know which of the two is "the cranky party."
In any version of Windows, you can pretty much count
on whatever Microsoft ships with it being supported by any major
screen reader maker for the PC platform. Edge is just another of
many Chromium-based browsers, all of which have good reputations
and have proven themselves robust and as safe as can reasonably be
Your own description of what went down with regard to
Narrator versus NVDA and a specific website is the textbook
example of why knowledge of at least two screen readers, even if
proficiency with one of those two falls into the "I can just get
by for very typical stuff" level, and two browsers is necessary.
If you stick with any two of the Chromium-based browsers the
things you already know from one will transfer directly over to
the other. (There are a few exceptions with regard to Edge, as
Microsoft decided to keep certain terminology they've always
liked, e.g., Favorites rather than the otherwise ubiquitous
Bookmarks, and the commands sometimes differ a bit as a result.
But those are few compared to what is shared between any two
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit,
Version 20H2, Build 19042
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