Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Survey of Users with Low Vision

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This survey was conducted in March 2013 by WebAIM to study the issue of web accessibility for users with low vision.  The 216 respondents represented a very diverse group, with a wide range of vision loss, and a range of assistive technology devices used.  ZoomText was the most popular screen reader, followed by JAWS and VoiceOver.  Respondents reported significant usage of mobile devices, with 13% of respondents using a mobile device as their primary device for navigating the web. iOS devices dominate in the mobile area, with 43% of respondents using these devices, and iOS users were more likely to use the accessibility settings of their mobile device.

The use of Internet Explorer among respondents is notably higher than among the overall population.