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Re: Visually indicating accessibility error as a screen reader user

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From: Jonathan C. Cohn
Date: Mar 27, 2013 9:05PM


Hi,

I have found the JAWS keystroke insert-shift-F1 to be quite useful. It describes the current element with jaws focus and all of its parents. This includes the attributes like class and id, so can be fairly useful.

Jonathan Cohn
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On Mar 27, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:

> Good morning, yea clan of the webwise.
>
> I was working on an accessibility audit last night (yes, it happens,
> occasionally, may be more than I'd like to admit).
> I found myself writing 2 or 3 sentences describing the location of a
> link that did not have keyboard support (well, a div to be
> semantically correct).
> Of course I had to describe it from a screen reader perspective, i.e.
> part of this list with these other objects/links, I could not visually
> describe or indicate it, as I do not know where or how it appears on
> the screen visually without sighted assistance, as far as I know,
> which sometimes is not very far.
> It made me wonder what sighted testers do in this situation and if
> there is a tool or method that could replicate this for the
> zero-sighted.
> Do you take a screen shot indicating problematic areas, either by
> color or label (I create case numbers in a spreadsheet and it would be
> ideal to be able to add those to a screenshot).
> Is there another/better way to do this?
> Is there a screen reader accessible best practice in this scenario?
>
> We certainly do have to improvize sometimes. One of these days it
> would be fun to try and start a website with tips, tricks,
> accessibility evaluation of tools and other info for blind web
> accessibility testers, but that's a whole other can of worms, when I
> have a little bit more time to spare. :)
> Cheers
> -B
> > >