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Re: JAWS Accordion test

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From: Al Sparber
Date: Mar 23, 2009 12:45AM


Hi Priti,

Thanks for the feedback. We thought about the "same page link" but in our
limited testing, users didn't seem to be confused. The panel triggers are
technically named anchor links that point to the associated panel content.
Allowing the triggers to be links also serves to make panel access more
naturally accessible to people using keyboard or alternative pointing
devices.

Setting the href value to empty (href=""), however, retains the link
functionality and seems to cause JAWS to not recite "same page link". Would
that help, in your opinion?

--
Al Sparber - PVII
http://www.projectseven.com





From: "Priti Rohra" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Hi Al,
>
> Yes, the accordion menu functions well with JAWS 10 & Jaws 7.0.
> However, JAWS identified "Nursery Rhyme" and "Early Astronomer" as same
> page
> links for the user but no additional information was available to the user
> nor was the user pointed to another section on the page when these links
> were clicked.
>
> My only concern is that if the content is available for users as if the
> menus were expanded then these options should not be identified as links
> as
> it creates doubts in user's mind.

>> We've produced a little test with our latest accordion widget to see how
>> it
>> performs in JAWS 10. If anyone would care to look, there is a link to
>> download or open an MP3 of the JAWS narrative for the test page:
>>
>> http://www.projectseven.com/products/tools/accordion2/accessible/jaws-test/