i've been trying to migrate to Mac OS for the past few weeks (have been using windows for years) and ran into a deal breaking issue
I am a full-time software developer and wasn't sure about the general accessibility of some IDES/Editors i'm used to using in windows but I managed to get IntelliJ idea working with voiceover and also visual studio code to some extent...
The only thing keeping me from moving to Mac OS at this stage is voiceover's bad performance with Safari.
Am I missing something voiceover/safari/config related? Or is it just the worst screen reader/browser experience around? coming from windows i've accepted that to navigate by heading/tag on mac I have to hold [cmd]+h to navigate by heading etc but the general experience just seems ridiculously bad e.g. I keep having focus issues, voiceover will jump from the HTML content to the toolbar at random times and it seems like voiceover sometimes skips over content for some unknown reason?
I also turned on the setting that allows web navigation using the arrow keys but that also seems half baked quite inconsistent at times and using the trackpad or arrow keys with quicknav seems to work a bit better but that's not a very productive option... Are there any other/better alternatives? Haven't tried chrome/firefox, I assumed Safari would be the most accessible as it's an apple app...
In contrast Voiceover/safari on IOS seems to work way better than all android alternatives. Not sure at all what to make of this did Apple just stop voiceover development on Mac and focus all efforts on IOS?
If there's no workaround/alternatives at this stage I guess i'll have to keep using windows as a functional/productive browser experience is very important for me.