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Re: Rich Text Box Controls with JAWS?


From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Nov 18, 2011 5:30AM

I think clients more and more want and expect these type of controls,
I would love to see a library of all controls such as these, auto
completes, calendar pickers etc. that work with assistive technology
and with keyboard only...

Nancy Johnson

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Lucy Greco < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We tend not to use these type of controls but I learn more and more every day we should
> Lucy Greco
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
> (510) 643-7591
> http://attlc.berkeley.edu
> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Heidi Jungel
> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:39 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Rich Text Box Controls with JAWS?
> 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!