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Re: How do screen readers experience this image rotator?

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From: priti Rohra
Date: May 22, 2011 9:39AM


Hi Angela,

First of all JAWS 11 identifies it as a list of 62 items & it is
confusing. You can suggest:
Means to control the auto-updating images by adding Start/Stop buttons
Also add hidden instruction text for screen reader users about the
auto-updating nature of the images and what do they depict...
Instruction: Press "Stop" button to stop the auto-updating images and
access the image information...

FYI: I am using IE 8 & JAWS11.

Always BPositive!
Priti Rohra

On 5/20/11, Will Grignon < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I'd imagine that most, if not all, AT have some navigation shortcut
> keystrokes.
>
> I can't speak for other JAWS users, but I suspect that most have devised
> strategies for working through and around websites.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:00 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How do screen readers experience this image rotator?
>
> Will - it would behoove me to leave in all the alt text for SEO reasons. Do
> you know if all AT devices have a means of skipping like the "n" in JAWS?
> Would you say that JAWS users are well-versed in the use of the "n" key, or
> only advanced users?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Will Grignon
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:58 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How do screen readers experience this image rotator?
>
> Typing "n" in JAWS Virtual PC cursor mode = takes cursor to next non link
> text.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:00 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How do screen readers experience this image rotator?
>
> I would be embarrassed to say those links are something to create space in
> the nav bar. I know, I know....
> What does keystroke "n" stand for? Is that something jaws-related?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Will Grignon
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:57 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How do screen readers experience this image rotator?
>
> I use JAWS 12.
> The graphics are read linearly in a very long list (approx.. 63 items.
> Typing "n" skips all graphics and jumps the cursor to the first news item.
> BTW - what are the two links labeled with "#" just above "Home" and just
> below "Contact Us?"
> I notice there are no headings, you might think about having a heading level
> formatted title like News Releases, etc.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:41 PM
> To: 'WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )'
> Subject: [WebAIM] How do screen readers experience this image rotator?
>
> Hello,
>
> I am once again asking for any screen reader users to help me out with some
> AT testing. I think I mentioned elsewhere, that I have been asked to help
> fix the many accessibility issues on this site: http://sbctc.edu/index.aspx
> .
>
>