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Guide Generic Assistive Technology and Information Technology (AT/IT) Environment List

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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.

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Updates

Updates

Revision date

Version

Updates

September 10, 2009

Version 1.1

Software versions updated

April 23, 2010

Version 1.2

Software versions updated

May 24, 2011

Version 1.3

Software versions updated

February 10, 2012

Version 1.4

Software versions updated

March 12, 2013

Version 2.0

Added mobile platforms, operating systems, and related assistive technologies;
software versions updated

February 27, 2015

Version 2.1

Software versions updated

November 9, 2016

Version 2.2

Software versions updated; removed non-browser desktop applications

October 4, 2017

Version 2.3

Software versions updated. Window-Eyes and Microsoft Windows Mobile removed.

September 28, 2020 Version 2.4 Software Versions updated.  ZoomText Mac, Dragon for Mac, and Mobile Accessibility (android) removed. Fusion added.

 

 

Operating Systems

Computers

Table 1: Computer Operating Systems

 

Operating System

Supported Versions

At Included in OS

Vendor

Apple OS X

10.13 - 11.0  +

VoiceOver, Hover Text, Zoom, Siri, Speak Screen, Dictation

Apple

http://www.apple.com/macos/

 

Microsoft Windows

7 - 10 +

Narrator, Magnifier, Dictate, Speech Recognition

Microsoft

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

Linux - Red Hat - Desktop

7 - 8 +

 

Redhat

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

 

Linux - SUSE - Desktop

12 - 15 + (Note: no v. 13 0r 14)

 

SUSE

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

Linux - Ubuntu - Desktop

19.04 - 20.04 +

 

Ubuntu

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

Mobile

Table 2: Mobile Operating Systems

Operating System

Supported Versions

AT Included in Mobile OS

Vendor

Android OS

9 - 11 +

TalkBack, Magnifier, Text-to-speech, TTY mode

Google

https://www.android.com

Apple iOS

12 - 14 +

VoiceOver, Zoom, Siri, Speak, Dictation

Apple

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

 

Desktop Browsers by Operating System

Linux

Table 3: Linux Desktop Browsers

 

Application Type

Application Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Browser

Firefox

Ongoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

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

Browser

Opera

Ongoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer

Browser

Chrome

Ongoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/chrome

Macintosh

Table 4: Macintosh Desktop Browsers

Application Type

Application Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Browser

Safari

12 - 14 +

Apple

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

Browser

Firefox

Ongoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

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

Browser

Opera

Ongoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer

Browser

Chrome

Ongoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/chrome

Windows

Table 5: Windows Desktop Browsers

Application Type

Application Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Browser

Edge

Ongoing updates; use latest

Microsoft

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

Browser

Internet Explorer

11

Microsoft

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

Browser

Firefox

Ongoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

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

Browser

Opera

Ongoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/computer

Browser

Chrome

Ongoing updates; use latest

Google

https://www.google.com/chrome

 

Mobile Browsers by Operating System

Apple iOS

Table 6: Apple iOS Mobile Browsers

Application Type

Application Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Browser

Chrome

Ongoing updates; use latest

Google

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/google-chrome/id535886823

Browser

Opera Touch (Mini no longer available)

Ongoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile/mini

Browser

Safari

As released with iOS

Apple

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

Android

Table 7: Android Mobile Browsers

Application Type

Application Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Browser

Chrome

Ongoing updates; use latest

Google

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.chrome&hl=en

Browser

Opera Android

Ongoing updates; use latest

Opera

http://www.opera.com/mobile/opera-for-android

 

Browser

Firefox

Ongoing updates; use latest

Mozilla

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

Independent Assistive Technologies (AT) by platform

Linux

Table 8: Linux Assistive Technologies

AT Type

AT Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Screen Reader

Orca

As released with GNOME

GNOME Project

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

 

Macintosh

Table 9: Macintosh Assistive Technologies

AT Type

AT Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Braille Translation and Embossing

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)

12.3 - 12.4 +

Duxbury Systems

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

Windows

Table 10: Windows Assistive Technologies

AT Type

AT Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Braille Translation and Embossing

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)

12.3 - 12.4 +

Duxbury Systems

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

Screen Reader and Screen Magnification Fusion 11 - 2019 +

Freedom Scientific

https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/fusion/

Screen Reader

JAWS for Windows

2018 - 2020 +

Freedom Scientific

http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/jaws/

Screen Reader

NVDA

2019.1 - 2020.2 +

NV Access

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

Screen Magnification

ZoomText

10.0 - 11.0 +

Freedom Scientific

https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/zoomtext

Screen Magnification

MAGic

15 - End of Support 12/2020

Freedom Scientific

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/MAGic

Text to Speech

Kurzweil 1000

13 - 14 +

Kurzweil Education

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

Voice Recognition

Dragon Professional Individual

14 - 15 +

Nuance

https://www.nuance.com/dragon/business-solutions/dragon-professional-individual

Apple iOS

Table 11: Apple iOS Assistive Technologies

AT Type

AT Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Voice Recognition

Dragon Anywhere

1.7 - 1.85 +

Nuance

https://www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-anywhere.html

 

Android

Table 12: Android Assistive Technologies

AT Type

AT Name

Versions Supported

Vendor

Voice Recognition

Dragon Anywhere

1.5 - 1.85 +

Nuance

https://www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-anywhere.html

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