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Re: InfoPath


From: David Farough
Date: Jul 29, 2010 7:54AM

I think that you need to modify the jaws verbosity settings so that Jaws
will speak tooltips. This setting is turned off by default in all
verbosity levels.

You can find these settings in the Jaws configuration manager. open
the settings menu and select verbosity options.. Here you will see your
current verbosity level. there is a button which allows you to specify
the verbosity options for each of the available verbosity settings. The
speak tooltips option is the last item in the list of options. Make
sure that this is checked. Once you save the configuration, Jaws should
speak the tooltips.

I don't know why this is disabled by default, but if you are going to
rely on tooltips, your users will need to know how to set these options
if they use Jaws.

David Farough
Application Accessibility Coordinator/coordonateur de l'accessibilité
Information Technology Services Directorate /
Direction des services d'information technologiques
Public Service Commission / Commission de la fonction publique
Email / Courriel: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Tel. / Tél: (613) 992-2779

>>> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 04:53 PM Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Does anyone know how to create accessible forms using MS InfoPath. The
InfoPath help system insists that you can label the forms through the
properties dialog using the tooltip input. We have created forms in this
manner but JFW 9 and 10 do not even recognize that any for fields are
present and JFW 11 does not read the information from the tool tip but
grabs the screen text apparently based upon proximity.

I am not sure if we are doing something wrong, which is entirely
possible, if it is something in our deployment environment, MS
SharePoint V7, or that InfoPath is just not compatible with JFW. It does
appear to work with NVDA so I suspect that this may be a JFW issue but I
am not willing to give up yet.

Mike Moore