Known OS/Browser/AT Issues

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When describing known issues, be sure to note the version of OS, browser and AT where the issue can be reproduced. It is not necessary for the original reporter to determine if the issue affects other versions of OS/Browser/AT, but notes can be added by others if the issue is found in other versions. Also, notes should be added if it is observed that the issue is not present in another version of OS/Browser/AT.

See also Current AT Product Versions, and Assistive Technology Browser Combinations.

Windows and ...


  • With JAWS version 18.0.2118, when a user tabs to a link element, aria-expanded is not announced. However, navigating in virtual cursor announces the aria-expanded value. Please note, this is fixed in the latest version of JAWS i.e., version.

In JAWS version , aria-expanded is not announced on button element.

  • JAWS 16 had some problems announcing ARIA live region updates, problems that did not occur in v.15 and that were generally fixed in v.17.



Firefox (on Windows)

Chrome (on Windows)


MacOS and ...




See IOS Accessibility Issues




  • Firefox versions 43 through 46 had a severe problem that prevented TalkBack users from being able to activate links. For much of 2016 until v.47 fixed the problem, we deliberately downgraded Firefox to v.42 to avoid this problem.
  • Firefox reports HTML and ARIA checkboxes as buttons


Android browser (not Chrome)

Windows 10 Phone



Bug Reporting to Vendors

  • Apple: email (native only)

Bookmark this short URL to log webView/Safari bugs for Apple:

Here’s the list of all open WebKit AX bugs:

  • Mozilla

  • Google:
  • Freedom Scientific: a few SSB employees have been granted access to their bug-tracking system, including (confirm) Jon, Bryan, Roy, possibly Doug.
  • Microsoft:
  • NVDA: