Re: Adobe Acrobat reader & NVDA

David Goldfield

Gene, Vivaldi is a Chromium-based browser.



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From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2022 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adobe Acrobat reader & NVDA


Brave is a Chrome-based browser.  I don't know about Vivaldi. 

As far as accessibility is concerned, Firefox and all Chrome-based browsers support browse mode and you are using the same screen-reader interface in all these browsers.  I am not saying that every form on every site will render the same way in a Chrome-based browser or not.  I haven't found any difference in general between using Chrome and Firefox browsers in working with forms.  Nor have I found any differences that matter regarding accessibility.

You should have at least one Chrome and one nonChrome based browser because a browser like Firefox, which is not Chrome-based may render this or that site better.  The reverse may also be true. 

I use history more than a lot of people and I much prefer Firefox's implementation of history.  I also use Firefox Portable which I think has advantages over installed versions of browsers which I won't go into here.


On 7/29/2022 11:21 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:


I can't say that I hate Chromium-based browsers, but the two that are my daily drivers are Vivaldi and Brave.  Both are privacy focused by design and also have built-in ad-blocking and other security features.  While those can sometimes prove problematic (whether you're using a screen reader or not) with some sites, I just punt to an "unprotected browser" (usually Edge or my semi-protected Firefox) when the occasion dictates.

I touch Chrome almost never and do use Edge Dev Channel somewhat consistently.  Doing what I do I have to keep a finger on the pulse of Edge, since that's what most people who don't download alternatives and need a web browser are now using, just like they did with IE way back when.  It's the default under Windows for the "less technologically sophisticated."

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

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