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This Generic Assistive Technology and Information Technology Environment List is intended for ITS53 vendors, Commonwealth IT staff, and third party accessibility testers. All ITS53 vendors, Commonwealth IT staff, and third party testers are subject to the following rules. Testers are only required to:

  1. Test contract deliverables against the most current versions of the operating systems, GUI desktops, applications, browsers, and assistive technology listed below, unless otherwise indicated in the RFR or RFQ by the procuring agency. Prior versions are referenced only to enable the vendor to anticipate potential user problems.
  2. Test the portion of contract deliverables that constitute administrator or end user interfaces (prototype or final), rather than back end system elements, against the operating systems, GUI desktops, applications, browsers, and assistive technology listed below.
  3. Test contract deliverables against the most current version of the GUI desktops and applications listed below. This requirement only applies if an interaction between the IT system being delivered and the user’s implementation of such desktops and/or applications is a required feature of such system.

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
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March 12, 2013Version 2.0Added mobile platforms, operating systems, and related assistive technologies;
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February 27, 2015Version 2.1Software versions updated

Operating Systems

Computers

Table 1: Computer Operating Systems
Operating SystemGUI DesktopsSupported VersionsVendor
Apple OS XMacintosh /
X-Windows
10.8 - 10.10  +

Apple

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

Microsoft WindowsWindows7 - 8 +

Microsoft

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

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

Redhat

https://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/

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

SUSE

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

Linux - Ubuntu - DesktopKDE, GNOME, XGL/Compiz13.10 - 14.10 +

Ubuntu

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

Mobile

Table 2: Mobile Operating Systems
Operating SystemSupported VersionsAT Included in Mobile OSVendor
Android OS4.3 - 5.0 +TalkBack, text sizing, magnifier, color adjustment, Text-to-speech, Flash notification, TTY mode

Google

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

Apple iOS6 - 8 +VoiceOver, Zoom, Siri, Speak Screen, Dictation

Apple

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

Microsoft Windows8 +Narrator, Cortana, high contrast, text sizing, Screen magnifier, Speech

Microsoft

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us

 

Desktop Applications by Operating System

Linux

Table 3: Linux Desktop Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
DatabaseMySQL5.5.30 - 5.5.42 +

MySQL

http://www.mysql.com/

Office SuiteOpenOffice4.0 +

Apache

http://www.openoffice.org/

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

BrowserFirefox26 - 36 +

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 Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
DatabaseMySQL5.5.30 - 5.5.42 +

MySQL

http://www.mysql.com/

DatabaseFileMaker Pro12 - 13 +

FileMaker

http://www.filemaker.com/

Office Suite

iWork:

  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote

iWork ’09 - :

  • 5.5 +
  • 3.5 +
  • 6 +

Apple

Office SuiteMicrosoft Office2008 - 2011 +

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products

Office SuiteOpenOffice4.0 +

Apache

http://www.openoffice.org/

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

BrowserSafari6.2.3 - 8.0.3 +

Apple

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

BrowserFirefox26 - 36 +

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 Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
DatabaseMySQL5.5.30 - 5.5.42 +

MySQL

http://www.mysql.com/

DatabaseAccess2007 - 2013

Microsoft

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access

DatabaseFileMaker Pro12 - 13 +

FileMaker

http://www.filemaker.com/

Office SuiteMicrosoft Office2007 - 2013

Microsoft

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/

Office SuiteOpenOffice4.0 +

Apache

http://www.openoffice.org/

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

BrowserInternet Explorer8 - 11 +

Microsoft

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

BrowserFirefox26 - 36 +

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 Applications by Operating System

Apple iOS

Table 6: Apple iOS Mobile Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
DatabaseFileMaker Go13 +

FileMaker

http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-go/

Office Suite

iWork:

  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote

iWork ’09 - :

  • 5.5 +
  • 3.5 +
  • 6 +

Apple

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader-mobile.html

BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

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

BrowserOpera Mini7.6 +

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserSafariAs released with iOS

Apple

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

Android

Table 7: Android Mobile Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
Office SuiteOffice MobileOngoing updates; use latest

Microsoft

http://products.office.com/en-us/mobile/office-android-phone

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.adobe.com/products/reader-mobile.html

BrowserChromeOngoing updates; use latest

Google

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

BrowserOpera Mini7.6 +

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserOperaOngoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile

BrowserFirefox26 - 36 +

Mozilla

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en

Windows Phone

Table 8: Windows Phone Mobile Applications
Application TypeApplication NameVersions SupportedVendor
Office SuiteOffice MobileOngoing updates; use latest

Microsoft

http://products.office.com/en-us/mobile/office-windows-phone

PDF readerAdobe Reader10 - 11 +

Adobe

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/adobe-reader/134e363e-8811-44be-b1e3-d8a0c60d4692

BrowserFirefox26 - 36 +

Mozilla

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/firefox/f2d0ea49-4c74-4733-afad-efd00cfe2fe8

BrowserInternet Explorer Mobile10 - 11 +

Microsoft

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/how-to/wp8/web/use-internet-explorer

BrowserOpera Mini7.6 +

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 Translator10.7 - 11.2 +

Duxbury Systems

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

Screen ReaderVoiceOverAs released with OSX

Apple

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

Screen MagnificationZoomText1.0.3 - 1.1.5 +

AI Squared

http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtextmac

Voice RecognitionDragon Dictate3.x -  4 +

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 Translator10.7 - 11.2 +

Duxbury Systems

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

Screen ReaderJAWS for Windows12.0 - 16 +

Freedom Scientific

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

Screen ReaderWindow-Eyes8.1 - 9 +

AI Squared (was GW Micro)

http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/

Screen ReaderNVDA2014.1 - 2015.1 +

NV Access

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

Screen MagnificationZoomText9.0 - 10 +

AI Squared

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

Screen MagnificationMAGic11 - 12 +

Freedom Scientific

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

Text to SpeechKurzweil 100013 - 14 +

Kurzweil Education

http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz1000.html

Voice RecognitionDragon Naturally Speaking Professional12 - 13 +

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
Screen MagnificationZoomReader1 +

AI Squared

http://mobile.aisquared.com/ZoomReader

Voice RecognitionDragon Dictation2.0.28 +

Nuance

http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/apps/dragon-dictation

Android

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

Code Factory

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

Windows Mobile

Table 14: Windows Mobile Assistive Technologies
AT TypeAT NameVersions SupportedVendor
Screen ReaderMobile Speak4.x - 5.90 +

Code Factory

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

 


Updated February 27, 2015. Information provided by the Assistive Technology Office