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RE: Form Labels not recognized....

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From: Jeff Rhodes
Date: Sep 24, 2002 11:59AM


One thing you could try is to create your own "button" through css.
I have seen this done before by applying a style to the href that will
allow it to look like a button.

On 24 Sep 2002 at 10:36, Dawn Hunziker wrote:

> It sounds like the issue might actually be due to the fact that the edit
> fields are identified through buttons / javascript -- not plain text like
> the example you give below. I also contacted Freedom Scientific for
> additional information and their response was that Jaws doesn't work well
> with WebMail applications yet....
>
> I think the next step will be to see if the programmers are willing to
> change the look of their product so there is a hyperlink with plain text
> instead of a "button" next to each edit field.
>
> Thank you for the feedback and any additional suggestions you have about
> changes that can be made are still appreciated!
>
> Dawn
>
> Dawn Hunziker
> Assistive Technology Coordinator
> Disability Resource Center
> University of Arizona
>
> At 08:35 PM 9/23/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >Can you point to the place where this is going on. You code sample is not
> >accurate but I suspect you were abbreviating. You want
> ><label for-"zip">Enter you zip code</label>
> >...
> ><input type="text" id="zip" size="5" ...>
> >
> >What part of this is causing trouble. If you do it like this JFW will speak
> >"Enter your zip code edit type a text" (HPR says "Enter your zip code text"
> >
> >
> >Jim
> >Accessibility Consulting
> >http://jimthatcher.com
> >512-306-0931
> >508 Web accessibility Tutorial: http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Dawn Hunziker [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> >Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 1:16 PM
> >To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >Subject: Form Labels not recognized....
> >
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I have an interesting situation regarding form labels....
> >
> >At the University of Arizona, we are using a program that allows University
> >staff and students to access their email online and some Javascript is
> >used. I asked the author of the program to add the <label for="xxx"> xxx
> ></label> and the id="xxx" within the form field information which he did
> >correctly. I checked the page again this morning using Jaws 4.02 and the
> >edit field labels still say "edit" with the labels that were attached.
> >
> >The page is set up using buttons for "To", "CC", and "BCC" -- all of which
> >you can click on to go to an address book and select the
> >recipients. However even the edit box with simple text (subject:) is not
> >being read. Do any of you have any suggestions??
> >
> >Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide. At the bottom of this
> >email I have included the actual text from the area with the form edit
> >fields.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >Dawn Hunziker
> >Assistive Technology Coordinator
> >Disability Resource Center
> >University of Arizona
> >520-626-9409
> > <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >
> ><table valign="top" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1">
> > <tr>
> > <td align="right"><label for="email_to"><input type="button"
> >value=" To " onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
> > <td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="1" name="msg_to"
> >value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_to"></td>
> > </tr>
> > <tr>
> > <td align="right"><label for="email_cc"><input type="button"
> >value=" Cc " onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
> > <td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="2" name="msg_cc"
> >value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_cc"></td>
> > </tr>
> > <tr>
> > <td align="right"><label for="email_bcc"><input type="button"
> >value="Bcc" onClick="OnPhoenixAddress(); return false"></label></td>
> > <td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="3" name="msg_bcc"
> >value="" size="50" maxlength="1000" id="email_bcc"></td>
> > </tr>
> > <tr>
> > <td align="right" nowrap bgColor=#cccccc><label
> >for="email_subject"><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"
> >size="2">&nbsp;Subject:</font></label></td>
> > <td align="left"><input type="text" tabindex="4"
> >name="msg_subject" value="" size="50" maxlength="1000"
> >id="email_subject"></td>
> > </tr>
> > </table>
> >
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