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Critical advisory for Narrator and NVDA users: screen readers does not announce notifications in Edge in build 16257 #nvdasr #msftenable #narrator #ADVISORY


 

Hi all,

 

The following advisory is rated critical for NVDA and Narrator users using build 16257:

 

When browsing the web with Microsoft Edge and when you perform an action that causes it to display a notification text, screen readers won’t announce notifications if using build 16257.

 

Steps to reproduce:

 

  1. In build 16257, start your screen reader and open Edge.
  2. Press F11 to enter full screen mode.
  3. Navigate to a website where you can download files and try downloading one.

 

Expected: Screen readers such as NVDA and Narrator announces notifications.

Actual: no announcements whatsoever.

Severity: major.

Reproducible: yes.

Happens on earlier builds: no, the last build with no problems is 16251.

 

Actions taken:

 

  • A feedback was logged at: https://aka.ms/kr13aq
  • A notice was sent to Insiders subgroup asking for confirmation.

 

Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph