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Re: Focus for error messages


From: Rich Pedley
Date: Apr 19, 2007 7:50AM

On 19/04/2007 14:24, tedd wrote:
> At 9:10 AM -0400 4/19/07, Karl Groves wrote:
>> Does anyone have any good examples of methods to supply error
>> messages as they occur that are accessible?
>> Karl
> Karl:
> Pardon me, I'm coming into this thread a little late, so I may be
> off track, but if you use a new window to show error messages, then
> that will be provided to screen readers.
> Also, if you initiate a screen refresh of the current window, then
> whatever errors that are new on that page (via ajax) will be made
> accessible to screen readers as well.

Surely when JAWS is in 'forms mode' unless the text of these errors is
put into the 'form' then they won't be heard? I have always assumed
that JAWS in 'forms' mode doesn't read out anything except the
standard form legends/labels/inputs, basically ignoring all other
text. Is that not so then?