The below information was taken from a Microsoft Blog. I have added comments at the end that should help screen reader users. If you would like to see screenshots of the areas described,
check out screenshots in the original article.
Now, here’s Microsoft.
Holiday season is quickly approaching and this year many of us will be shopping online more than ever before. Today, we’re excited to share some new features built into Microsoft Edge that we hope will help you save time and money these holidays.
Coupons are a great way to save money, but they often require a lot of work to find the right ones at the right time. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new coupons feature in Microsoft Edge (starting in build 86.0.622.61), which we hope will make it faster and easier to save money with built-in coupons. When you visit a retailer site, Microsoft Edge will alert you if there are any coupons available for that site. You can view the list of coupons at any time by clicking on the blue shopping tag in the address bar. At checkout, you can copy and paste a code or Microsoft Edge can automatically try them all to determine which one will save you the most.
Last month, we unveiled price comparison in Collections to help you find the best price online. Now we’re launching our next step, a proactive price comparison experience that meets you where you shop. When you’re shopping, Microsoft Edge will check prices at competing retailers to let you know if a lower price is available elsewhere. Click the blue price tag to see a list of prices along with direct links to the product page on those sites. If you already have the lowest price, Microsoft Edge will let you know too, saving your time and energy. Price comparisons is now rolling out in Insider channels.
This is just the beginning for shopping experiences on Microsoft Edge, and we’d love to hear what you think of them so far! Please send us feedback (“…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback) if something isn’t working right. If you’d like to manage your settings, go to edge://settings/privacy and look for “Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge”. And if there’s a shopping feature you’d like to see added to Microsoft Edge, we’re excited to hear that too.
– Mark Shelton, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge
If you are using a screen reader , you will hear various alerts such as “This site has coupons available”, or “Lower price found”. Clickers can just, ya know, click. Screen reader users will need to go to the address bar first, then tab to the alert.
You will either get codes that you can copy to reduce your price, or you will get a list of alternative retailers that have the item you are browsing at a lower price. In either case, you have menu items that will either allow you to copy the code to the windows clipboard, or take you to the retailer with the lower price. These two shopping features are very usable, discoverable, and accessible. Here’s hoping you find a Christmas cheer deal!