NVDA and web browsers' accessibility


Sharad Koirala
 

hi friends,
warm greetings from nepal,

I am always in a confusion on choosing my default browser among edge,
firefox and chrome. could u please help me choose one by assuring me
about the best bet on accessibility with NVDA among these three
browsers.
additional description on their safety regarding personal data would be a plus.

sincerely,
--
Dr. Sharad Koirala
Lecturer
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal


David Goldfield
 

Hello. All of the Web browsers you mentioned work well with NVDA. In the past I have noticed what I consider to be serious stability issues with Firefox where Firefox would randomly freeze and it was necessary for me to close it from Task Manager. However, as I no longer use Firefox on a regular basis it's possible that these issues may have since been addressed and it's also possible that some Firefox users never noticed these issues. If privacy is important to you I would highly recommend Brave. Brave uses the Chromium engine and so it is very accessible with screen readers, delivers excellent performance and contains many settings to control your privacy.

 

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Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharad Koirala
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and web browsers' accessibility

 

hi friends,

warm greetings from nepal,

 

I am always in a confusion on choosing my default browser among edge, firefox and chrome. could u please help me choose one by assuring me about the best bet on accessibility with NVDA among these three browsers.

additional description on their safety regarding personal data would be a plus.

 

sincerely,

--

Dr. Sharad Koirala

Lecturer

Department of Community Medicine

Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal

 

 

 

 


Jujube
 

All browsers are equally accessible and it's honestly a matter of personal preference. There's no financial burden or massive learning curve to having multiple browsers so I highly recommend having all three around. Every website is different and depending on the sites you browse, you'll find one browser is better for, say, YouTube, while the other is better for your online banking site. This also applies equally to sighted users. Many people frequently switch between browsers, that being said, if there's a browser you just prefer the feel of or it just happens to work best for most of the sites you use, then that one should become your main browser, but don't make such a decision until you've thoroughly tried all three.

On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 8:44 PM Sharad Koirala <shakoirala@...> wrote:
hi friends,
warm greetings from nepal,

I am always in a confusion on choosing my default browser among edge,
firefox and chrome. could u please help me choose one by assuring me
about the best bet on accessibility with NVDA among these three
browsers.
additional description on their safety regarding personal data would be a plus.

sincerely,
--
Dr. Sharad Koirala
Lecturer
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal






Jackie
 

Hello, Sharad. I use Firefox as my primary browser. I like it. What I
do find, though, is that sometimes 1 particular browser works better
on a specific website than another does. Some of my reading is
speculating that there might be a memory leak in Firefox when
accessibility services are enabled in the browser, but this seems to
be pretty speculative, ie, some say their browsers work better w/it
off, others say there's no impact, and surely we'd be seriously
affected by doing so.

On another totally unrelated note, I wonder if you know my friend
Nhuchhe Maharjan? He's also from Nepal. Yeah--I know--you can't
possibly be expected to know every blind guy in Nepal, but I was just
curious nonetheless.

On 8/25/21, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com> wrote:
Hello. All of the Web browsers you mentioned work well with NVDA. In the
past I have noticed what I consider to be serious stability issues with
Firefox where Firefox would randomly freeze and it was necessary for me to
close it from Task Manager. However, as I no longer use Firefox on a regular
basis it's possible that these issues may have since been addressed and it's
also possible that some Firefox users never noticed these issues. If privacy
is important to you I would highly recommend Brave.<http://www.brave.com/>
Brave uses the Chromium engine and so it is very accessible with screen
readers, delivers excellent performance and contains many settings to
control your privacy.



David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharad Koirala
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and web browsers' accessibility



hi friends,

warm greetings from nepal,



I am always in a confusion on choosing my default browser among edge,
firefox and chrome. could u please help me choose one by assuring me about
the best bet on accessibility with NVDA among these three browsers.

additional description on their safety regarding personal data would be a
plus.



sincerely,

--

Dr. Sharad Koirala

Lecturer

Department of Community Medicine

Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal















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Sharad Koirala
 

thank you everybody for the quick responses.

and to Jackie.. hi, I am sorry that I am not acquainted with your
friend, but on a fb search I see that we have quite a number (84) of
mutual friends.

regards,

--
Dr. Sharad Koirala
Lecturer
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal