Basic web page demo

This basic web page demonstrates how a screen reader consumes headings, forms and interactive elements.

We want to know your favorite screen reader.

Screen reader survey

Broad categories of disabilities

Motor

Not everyone uses a mouse or taps their screen. Some people exclusively use a keyboard or custom switch input devices.

Vision

People who are blind or low vision use the internet using a screen reader or extreme zoom tools.

Hearing

Some people rely on captions or transcripts to consume audio or video.

Cognitive

There is a wide range of cognitive differences that can be accommodated by design and code.

Screen readers

Screen readers are applications that speak the contents of the screen for people who are blind or low vision. People who have other disabilities like dyslexia may also use a screen reader.

Screen reader and browser pairings
Platform Screenreader Browser
Apple iOS Apple VoiceOver Apple Safari
Android Talkback Chrome
Windows JAWS Chrome
Windows NVDA Chrome
Apple MacOS Apple VoiceOver Safari
Screen readers allow people to consume the content in different ways. They may choose to read line by line, or they can skip by links or headings.

Common questions

Are all projects in scope? Any digital space falls under the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and must be accessible. This includes customer and employee facing applications.
Who does this really affect? Over 1/4 of the US population has a disability that requires assistive technology or accommodation.
How do we test our products?
  1. Test with the keyboard only
  2. Test with the mobile screenreader
  3. Test with the desktop screenreader

Survey: Which is your favorite screen reader

Choose your favorite screen reader