Building a More Accessible Web Platform


In February the Edge team shared the roadmap for empowering all Microsoft Edge customers through accessibility and inclusive design. Today, we’re excited to share more about Microsoft Edge’s native support for the modern UI Automation accessibility framework, coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. UI Automation enables Windows applications to provide programmatic information about their user interface to assistive technology products such as screen readers, and enables a comprehensive ecosystem. Read more about the updates on the Microsoft Edge Developer Blog.


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  1. David Bailes says:

    It was good to see the work going into improving the accessibility of Edge for the Anniversary update. However, well before this update, and when Edge is still not accessible using the Jaws and Window-Eyes screen readers, the decision has been made that “Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from the Cortana box”:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/04/28/delivering-personalized-search-experiences-in-windows-10-through-cortana/
    Why hasn’t this change taken place when Edge is accessible by all the major screen readers?

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