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Re: New WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 30, 2012 5:14PM

Thank you Jared

Great that you added regions to this survey (or I do not remember them
from last time).
I have forwarded your announcements to my colleagues in Europe and the
European Blind Union technology mailing list.
I will forward elsewhere if it seems appropriate to do so.
If possible, would you please consider showing breakdown of sceen
reader usage by continent?

On 4/30/12, Lucia Greco < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi:
> I am using jaws.
> I knew you would not have done it wrong. I am using jaws 13. And every time
> the type of question was a check box or
> A radio button I need to turn forms mode off. I would have stayed out of
> forms mode but I needed to be in it to make choices in the combo boxes.
> Strange at best.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf of Jared Smith
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 4:02 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] New WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Lucia Greco wrote:
>> I think you need to work on the survey a little more the radio buttons
>> and the check box questions did not read the question if I was in forms
> mode.
> Lucia-
> The survey uses proper labels and fielsets/legends, so I'm not sure what
> the
> issue would be.
> If you are using Window Eyes, it has never supported properly formatted
> fieldsets and legends by default. I think there may be a fieldset verbosity
> setting that you need to enable or customize. I recommend that you bring
> this up with GW Micro (I have brought this to their attention many times in
> the last several years) or use a screen reader that supports form
> accessibility by default.
> Jared
> > > messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > > >