[nabs-l] Fwd: WebAim is conducting a screen reader survey

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Dec 20 16:08:27 UTC 2008

>Date:         Fri, 19 Dec 2008 03:36:16 -0500
>From:         Jennison Mark Asuncion <asuncion at ALCOR.CONCORDIA.CA>
>Subject: WebAim is conducting a screen reader survey
>The folks at WebAim www.webaim.org are conducting, to my memory, the 
>first comprehensive survey of its kind on screen reader use. I've 
>included information on the survey below. Please pass along through 
>your networks.
>Jennison Asuncion
>Co-Director, Adaptech Research Network http://www.adaptech.org
>LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennison
>From: Jared Smith <jared at cpd2.usu.edu>
>Subject: [WebAIM] Screen reader survey
>WebAIM is conducting a survey of screen reader users -
>Web accessibility experts often say something like,  "Screen reader
>users prefer?" followed by some accessibility recommendation. However,
>many of these recommendations are based on personal preference or
>conjecture - often from sighted users who only test with screen
>readers. The fact is that there is little data about screen reader
>usage to back up these recommendations.
>This survey will ask screen reader users about their usage and
>preferences. If you are a full-time, part-time, or even occasional
>screen reader user, please take a few minutes to complete the survey
>and provide us with a few details on your screen reader usage and
>preferences. We will be comparing results between those that rely on
>screen readers and those that primarily use them for evaluation and
>testing, so all screen reader users are invited to respond. Your
>feedback will help influence the accessibility techniques that web
>developers implement and that experts recommend. We'll be posting the
>survey results in a few months.
>Please post this announcement and/or the URL to other accessibility,
>disability, and assistive technology lists. More screen reader user
>responses will help solidify the recommendations made.
>Jared Smith

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