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From: Ramya Sethuraman
Date: Aug 24, 2012 12:52PM


Hi,

Has anyone used the aria scrollbar role with jaws? I am on FF 14.0.1 and
using Jaws 13 and when I tab to a div marked with tabindex 0, role
scrollbar and a label, Jaws does not announce that the region is
scrollable. Even if a jaws user is able to scroll through a region, focus
remains where it previously was, is it useful for screen reader users to be
able to scroll?

My other related question is, what is the best practice to be followed
w.r.t scrollable areas? For eg, how will keyboard only users know that a
custom container is scrollble? What visual indication can we provide to
them?

Thanks!
Ramya