[thelist] Accessibility quickie

Jason Handby jasonh at pavilion.co.uk
Thu Dec 12 03:28:01 CST 2002

> >I'm fairly sure the answer to this is "no" but I have to ask anyway:
> >Is there a way using client side javascript to detect whether a user is
> >using screen reader software such as JAWS, in much the same way as
> >detecting which browser they're using?
> Not really, no.  Since the assistive technology often is just working
> piggyback on a mainstream browser (e.g. IE), that browser is what
> you would
> detect.

Unless the reader modifies the user agent string of the browser (via
registry setting) when it's installed...? Looks like it's easily done, at
least with IE.



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