Results from WebAIM’s screen October 2009 screen reader user survey

The results from WebAIM’s survey of screen reader users during October this year have been posted. Like the previous survey, some results are expected while others are a little surprising.

A few highlights:

  • Half of the respondents (53% of those with disabilities) use a screen reader on a mobile phone or mobile handheld device
  • 10.4% of respondents have JavaScript disabled in their browser (14.7% don’t know whether it is enabled or disabled)
  • CAPTCHA, inaccessibly authored Flash, and ambiguous links are the three most problematic items the respondents encounter
  • 51.3% of respondents use YouTube frequently

There is much more to read in the Screen Reader User Survey Results and the associated blog post.

Posted on November 2, 2009 in Accessibility