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Re: NVDA Browse Mode and ARIA-Label


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Aug 31, 2013 6:30AM


This sounds like a highly relevant and fantastic project.
To the extent that you can or are allowed to share the findings with
us, please do!

On 8/31/13, Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I don't think this is anything to do with the ARIA-LABEL mark-up. If
> multiple elements are displayed on a single row (as they are in your
> example) NVDA reads all of them when in browse mode. If the number of words
> exceeds the maximum number that NVDA is set to read in a fragment, it will
> read the content in chunks that contain multiple elements. As you have
> found, you have to tab to the element you want.
> JAWS does not do this - it stops reading when it encounters a new element
> (with some exceptions such as <span> and <abbr>).
> There are also exceptions in NVDA that I have not yet had time to
> investigate. In many cases it reads all the links in a horizontal menu in
> one go, whereas JAWS reads each link separately. However, I have seen a few
> exceptions where NVDA does not do this.
> I suspect that if there was only one radio button per line, NVDA would read
> the ARIA-LABEL, although I have not tested this.
> I am in the middle of a project to compare the behaviour of JAWS and NVDA on
> a variety of browsers, and I am finding that NVDA is far less consistent in
> its behaviour even on a single browser and that its behaviour is highly
> variable on different browsers. When you add in the differences in the
> behaviour in focus mode and browser mode, the variations in possible user
> experience are huge. JAWS' behaviour varies too, but to a lesser extent.
> Steve Green
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Kelly Ford
> Sent: 31 August 2013 09:01
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
> Subject: [WebAIM] NVDA Browse Mode and ARIA-Label
> Hello,
> Does anyone know the story with NVDA and the ARIA-LABEL tag in HTML. When
> this is used as a label, NVDA seems to support it in focus mode but in
> browse mode with both IE and Firefox, NVDA doesn't seem to show the
> ARIA-Label info. In IE you get radio buttons indicated one per line. In
> Firefox, multiple radio buttons are run together on a single line.
> An example page where this is used is at
> http://html.cita.illinois.edu/nav/form/aria/index.php?example=2.
> Browse mode is the mode of NVDA where you can use cursor keys as an example
> to move through all web content.
> Kelly
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