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This AT/IT list includes the operating systems, browsers, and assistive technologies that need to be taken into account when testing IT systems for accessibility.  It describes what is likely to be used; it is not meant to be a recommendation for procuring new AT/IT.

Commonwealth, vendor, and third-party testers must ensure IT systems work with at least the most current versions of the technologies on this list.

The list is a requirement of the IT Acquisition Accessibility Compliance Program and is referenced in its required contract language and should be included in the Request for Quotes (RFQ) or Request for Response (RFR).  If this list is modified to meet the specific needs of a project, the reason should be described in the RFQ or RFR and the modified list must be included in the solicitation. Modifications could include, for example, adding older versions for a system with a lot of users or limiting the list for a mobile device-only application.

This list shows the most recent versions for listed software at the time of publication, followed by a plus sign (“+”) to indicate that versions released subsequently should be considered.

Updates

Changes to this document
Revision dateVersionUpdates
September 10, 2009Version 1.1Software versions updated
April 23, 2010Version 1.2Software versions updated
May 24, 2011Version 1.3Software versions updated
February 10, 2012Version 1.4Software versions updated
March 12, 2013Version 2.0Added mobile platforms, operating systems, and related assistive technologies;
software versions updated
February 27, 2015Version 2.1Software versions updated
November 9, 2016Version 2.2Software versions updated; removed non-browser desktop applications

Operating Systems

Computers

Table 1: Computer Operating Systems
Operating SystemGUI DesktopsSupported VersionsVendor
Apple OS XMacintosh /
X-Windows
10.10 - 10.12  +

Apple

http://www.apple.com/macosx/

Microsoft WindowsWindows7 - 10 +

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/

Linux - Red Hat - DesktopKDE, GNOME, XGL/Compiz6 – 7 +

Redhat

https://www.redhat.com/en/resources/rhel-desktop-datasheet

Linux - SUSE - DesktopKDE, GNOME, XGL/Compiz11 -12 +

SUSE

http://www.suse.com/products/desktop

Linux - Ubuntu - DesktopKDE, GNOME, XGL/Compiz14.04 - 16.10 +

Ubuntu

http://www.ubuntu.com/business/desktop

Mobile

Table 2: Mobile Operating Systems
Operating SystemSupported VersionsAT Included in Mobile OSVendor
Android OS4.4 - 6.0 +TalkBack, text sizing, magnifier, color adjustment, Text-to-speech, Flash notification, TTY mode

Google

https://www.android.com/history/

Apple iOS8 - 10 +VoiceOver, Zoom, Siri, Speak Screen, Dictation

Apple

http://www.apple.com/iphone/ios/

Microsoft Windows Mobile10 +Narrator, Cortana, high contrast, text sizing, Screen magnifier, Speech

Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/windows10/

 

Desktop Browsers by Operating System

Linux

Table 3: Linux Desktop Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserFirefoxOngoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

BrowserOperaOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer/linux

BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Macintosh

Table 4: Macintosh Desktop Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserSafari9.1.3 - 10.0.0 +

Apple

http://www.apple.com/safari/

BrowserFirefoxOngoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

BrowserOperaOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer/mac

BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Windows

Table 5: Windows Desktop Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserEdgeOngoing updates; use latest

Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge

BrowserInternet Explorer9 - 11

Microsoft

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie/home

BrowserFirefoxOngoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

BrowserOperaOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer/windows

BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Mobile Browsers by Operating System

Apple iOS

Table 6: Apple iOS Mobile Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/index.html

BrowserOpera Mini12 - 14 +

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserSafariAs released with iOS

Apple

http://www.apple.com/safari/

Android

Table 7: Android Mobile Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/index.html

BrowserOpera Android”Varies with device”; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserOperaOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserFirefoxOngoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/android/

Windows Mobile

Table 8: Windows Mobile Browsers
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
BrowserEdgeOngoing updates; use latest

Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge

BrowserOpera MiniOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

Independent Assistive Technologies (AT) by platform

Linux

Table 9: Linux Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Screen ReaderOrcaAs released with GNOME

GNOME Project

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Orca

 

Macintosh

Table 10: Macintosh Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Braille Translation and EmbossingDuxbury Braille Translator11.2 - 12.1 +

Duxbury Systems

http://www.duxburysystems.com/dbt_Mac_main.asp?f3=USA

Screen ReaderVoiceOverAs released with OSX

Apple

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/

Screen MagnificationZoomText1.1.5 - 1.2 +

AI Squared

http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtextmac

Voice RecognitionDragon Dictate4 - 6 +

Nuance

http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/dragon-for-mac/index.htm

Windows

Table 11: Windows Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Braille Translation and EmbossingDuxbury Braille Translator10.8 - 11.3 +

Duxbury Systems

http://www.duxburysystems.com/dbt.asp

Screen ReaderJAWS for Windows14.0 - 17 +

Freedom Scientific

http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp

Screen ReaderWindow-Eyes9 - 10 +

AI Squared (was GW Micro)

http://www.aisquared.com/products/window-eyes/

Screen ReaderNVDA2014.1 - 2015.4 +

NV Access

http://www.nvda-project.org/

Screen ReaderNarratorAs released with Windows 10 +

Microsoft

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22798/windows-10-narrator-get-started

Screen MagnificationZoomText9.0 - 10.1 +

AI Squared

http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext/

Screen MagnificationMAGic12 - 13 +

Freedom Scientific

http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_magic.asp

Text to SpeechKurzweil 100013 - 14 +

Kurzweil Education

https://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/kurzweil-1000-v14-windows.html

Voice RecognitionDragon Naturally Speaking Professional14 - 15 +

Nuance

http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/dragon/dragon-for-the-pc/dragon-professional/index.htm

Apple iOS

Table 12: Apple iOS Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Voice RecognitionDragon Go!1.0 +

Nuance

http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/mobile-applications/dragon-go/index.htm

Android

Table 13: Android Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Screen ReaderMobile Accessibility1 - 2 +

Code Factory

http://codefactoryglobal.com/app-store/mobile-accessibility/

Voice RecognitionDragon Mobile Assistant4 - 5.9 +

Nuance

http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/mobile-applications/dragon-mobile-assistant/index.htm

 


Updated November 9, 2016