Best screen reader for use with Canvas?

Betsy_Allen Member
Our DSPS office is trying to find out if there is an optimal screen reader for students accessing Canvas. What has your experience been? Is there a screen reader you have found works best with Canvas?


  • Gian
    Gian Member
    edited February 2019
    Hi Betsy
    Sean Keegan may have an answer for this, but the official screen readers supported are:

    • Windows: JAWS and NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
    • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
    • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome, IE11, or Edge browsers
    Mobile AppsIf you have problems using a screen reader with Canvas I suggest you let us know and we will get in touch with Canvas.

  • Sean_Keegan
    Sean_Keegan Member
    edited February 2019
    You are also welcome to review the information posted by Instructure regarding an overview of accessibility in the Canvas environment:

    It was last updated October 2018.

    Take care,