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Re: Rich Text Box Controls with JAWS?


From: Ryan Hemphill
Date: Nov 16, 2011 7:06PM

I would also take the less pronounced cases of low vision into account,
such as the quickly aging baby boomers. Still use a lot of computers, but
the text needs to be bigger. They would also represent a 'majority' of any
I can think of. On the other hand, it seems like you are talking more
about screen reader end of the spectrum.

This might not be what you were thinking about, but I have also noticed
that when there are focus issues, sometime the screen is shifted in a very
unhelpful way. In some cases, actually making it harder to view the
material that the accessibility was built in for in the first place. For a
partially sighted user, I could see that being a pain in the neck. The case
I have right now is a video player that has html buttons - but when you
start using the buttons, it can cause the screen to scroll down as well.

I'm rambling a bit at this point, but those are things that I thought of.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Heidi Jungel < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Good Afternoon,
> I am working with our developers on a rich text box control that will work
> with JAWS/NVDA and various other screen readers.
> There have been some questions from my team on whether low vision/blind
> will actually use such features (I.e. Font sizing, bold, etc).
> As a low vision person myself, I hardly use these. However, I am not sure
> I represent the "majority."
> Does anyone know of accessible rich text box plugins or widgets that are
> accessible? Is this necessary to keep us in compliance?
> Would this be "usable" for our low vision/blind users?
> Thank you in advance for your insight!