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Re: please test these expanding content areas for me


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Nov 16, 2011 9:15AM

Oh, sorry, I did not even realize I could hit enter on the heading
text itself to expand it.
Yes, this works with Jaws 13 and IE9, though once you do it, the focus
is set to the previous link i.e. "college" right above the "mandaotory
waivers" heading.
I'd have to essentially give this layout a 0, not becausae it is not
accessible, once you know what to do, but because you have to really
think outside the box to even try to hit enter on a typical heading
that appears to be a perfectly normal text.
It is kind of like having a perfectly fnctioning screen reader for,
say, some Windows application, which can only be started with the
mouse or with a secret key combination that is not listed anywhere.
Possible solutions include explanatory text (hit enter on headings to
expand that heading), or some creative use of ARIA to indicate that
the text is "expandable", not sure it exists, would definitely like to
see someone inform us about it.
See also previous idea on a listbox.
Cheers and good luck.

On 11/16/11, David Farough < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi Angela:
> Using Jaws 12 and IE8 I was able to move to the headings and expand
> them by pressing enter. I would not have known to do this if I had not
> read your e-mail. I also noticed a number of links which were titled
> college. once I expanded the heading, I could tab to and see the links
> within the section I expanded. When I listed the links using the Jaws
> links list functionality, the links within the section appeared only
> after I expanded the section. Therefore if I don't know enough to
> expand the section I will not have access to the links within that
> section.
> I noticed as well that when I moved to the next expandible heading,
> that expanding that heading also caused the previously expanded section
> to be collapsed. I only noticed this because I was looking at the
> screen at the time. I would not have expected this to happen.
> 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
>>>> Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 04:45 PM Tuesday, November 15,
> 2011 >>>
> Hello,
> Would it be possible for some screen reader users to tell me if it is
> possible (and practical) to navigate to the content that is in the
> expanding content areas on this page?
> http://sbctc.edu/college/f_tuitionwaivers.aspx . I doubt if they are
> accessible by screen readers as I can't seem to tab to them.
> The first expanding area is entitled "Mandatory Waivers". Inside that
> expanding content area are links to 4 other web pages. These are the 4
> link labels inside the expanded content.
> Children and Spouse of Totally Disabled or POW/MIA or Deceased Eligible
> Veterans or National Guard
> Members<http://sbctc.edu/college/_f-tuitionwaivers_childofdisableddeceasedpow.aspx>;
> Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Law Enforcement Officers
> or Firefighters
> <http://sbctc.edu/college/_f-tuitionwaivers_childofdeceasedlawenforcemt.aspx>;
> Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (Inactive)
> <http://sbctc.edu/college/_f-tuitionwaivers_waawardforvocexcellence.aspx>;
> Washington Scholars
> (Inactive)<http://sbctc.edu/college/_f-tuitionwaivers_washingtonscholars.aspx>;
> Thank you very much.
> Angela French
> Internet Specialist
> State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
> http://www.checkoutacollege.com/