Re: How to detect screen readers for a webpage?

Good morning: I'm not sure where the problem. However, the URL can't be found. Your receive a 405 can not be found earror message.

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Dave

----- Original Message ----- From: "Fred Rains" <fred58@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: How to detect screen readers for a webpage?


A different version of this web site containing similar content optimized for screen readers and mobile devices may be found at the web address: www.amazon.com/accessAmazon.com displays a message stating that a different version of the website optimized for screen readers is available, but I am not sure if it actually detects the screen reader, or if it just displays that message to everyone.

Fred

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jared Wright" <wright.jaredm@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: How to detect screen readers for a webpage?


This does seem feasible. Could you point me somewhere where a site does this though? I'm curious and have never seen a webpage detect any of the AT I'm using.

Jared

On 2/12/2010 1:51 PM, DaShiell, Jude T. CIV NAVAIR 1490, 1, 26 wrote:
In that case, will anyone please explain to me why it is on Government
Web sites I get messages about jaws having been detected?  Provided
screen readers get installed in expected default folders, it ought to be
possible to search a connecting hard drive for the series of folders
that hold screen reader executable files and other support files then
act accordingly



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[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E.J. Zufelt
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 13:42
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: How to detect screen readers for a webpage?

Good afternoon Robert,

In short, no.  There is no way to detect the use of a screen-reader from
a web-page.

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On 2010-02-12, at 1:35 PM, Robert Jaquiss wrote:



Hello List:

     I am in the process of revamping the web site for VIEW
International Foundation. I would like to include some audio files. I
observe that when an audio file is activated, JAWS is still talking
about the page. Is there a way to detect a screen reader, and either
wait five seconds or figure out when it is done talking before playing
the audio? Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Robert Jaquiss


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