Re: Microsoft Edge usability

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>

I do not rcall having so many issues with IE came out. Maybe several bugs but nothing that affected the IE use.

From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Microsoft Edge usability

It hasn’t worked with JAWS for that long. Maybe a year or less.


It’s a new framework, and Microsoft itself keeps tweaking it with Windows 10 updates. These things take time. I know some people are using it with either JAWS or NVDA and seem quite happy, but for most people, there are always browser alternatives. Sadly this isn’t always the case in a work environment.




From: <> On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: August 9, 2018 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Microsoft Edge usability


Edge has been out for several years and jaws still have issues?


From: JM Casey

Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:23 PM


Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Microsoft Edge usability


Some of the first letter navigation keys in Edge don’t work as expected yet. There are a lot of kinks still being worked out. I’d probably make that case if I were you.


From: <> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: August 9, 2018 5:17 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Microsoft Edge usability


My company has just switched to having Microsoft Edge be our default browser.  IE 11 is still installed, but any link we click opens in Edge and we can no longer save favorite’s in IE.  I have read through the Edge user guide someone on the list shared for settings and keyboard commands in Edge, but still find the reading experience in Edge strange.  For example, today I opened our company directory in Edge and then in IE.  In Edge, pressing X for checkbox would not announce the checkbox nor the employee name next to it and, instead gave some odd info about a table and the column headers.  I could not get to the information I wanted.  When I went back to IE, the navigation with X worked just great to select the employee listing I wanted.  The information JAWS read was quite different.  I would have thought the experience would be the same, but that is not at all what I’m finding.  I have also tried Edge for accessing my department’s SharePoint site and again find the viewing and editing experiences quite different between Edge and IE. 


Is anyone using Edge as their preferred browser?  I’m wondering if I should make an accessibility case to our IT department to download Google Chrome or regain more access to IE as my default browser.










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