Results from WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey #4

WeAIM just published the results of their fourth screen reader user’s preference survey:  http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey4/.

The comprehensive report showed users preferences such as devices used, operating system, their primary screen reader, browser, etc. Also shown what kind of mobile platform these users use.  It’s interesting to see that the conclusion remains the same: there is no typical screen reader user.

Specific interesting notes that they mentioned:

  • JAWS is still the software most widely used, but there’s an increase in NVDA and Apple’s VoiceOver usage as well.
  • There’s an increase in use of a screen reader on a mobile device
  • Flash content and CAPTCHA are still problematic.