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Re: selecting ARIA Tabs and Windows screen readers


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: May 25, 2015 5:09PM

NP Jennifer.
I will sit down with our own example, modify and explore.
If messing with it reveals more about different interpretations of
screen readers I will post back to a new thread on this list.

On 5/25/15, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> All:
> When I said I was "done," I really meant it. So, I'm afraid I can't
> do anything more on this.
> This was a very quick test for someone else -- sighted help no longer
> available as the person's on the road for the next ten days. and by
> the time the road trip's over, the UI may have changed.
> This isn't my project, and it's not public.
> Thanks for the quick help, though.
> Jennifer
> At 03:07 PM 5/25/2015, you wrote:
>>Jennifer. I am curious. Can you get a visual keyboard only check on
>>what happens when the keyboard only user (with no assistive
>>technology) presses the arrow keys with focus on a tab? Does the tab
>>content for the new tab load as soon as the arrow key is pressed, or
>>does the user have to actually press enter to load the new content.
>>Knowing this helps tounderstand the different implementation of Jaws
>>and NVDA. Cheers
>>On 5/25/15, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote: >
>>Birkir: > > Thanks for your onlist response, and thanks to others
>>who responded offlist. > > In the end, NVDA and JFW handled this
>>two-tabbed (very simple ARIA > implementation) differently. > NVDA
>>handled it as I would have expected i.e. hit enter on the tab, >
>>NVDA reports it as selected, and arrowing up and down (or left
>>and > right -- depending on how the tabs are positioned) changes
>>the > selection. That's with FF 36 and NVDA 2015-1. > > I don't know
>>whether there's a real bug in JFW, but since I'm using > 15, at the
>>moment, and 16 is released, I'm going to have to call this > "done"
>>on my end. > > I wasn't at liberty to post a test page here. > >
>>Best, > Jennifer >
> > > > >

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