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Re: How JAWS reads checkboxes


From: Chagnon | PubCom.com
Date: Jan 27, 2016 6:49AM

Isn't that what WCAG and PDF/UA standards are for...guiding developers, including the developers of assistive technologies/user agents?

If so, then Michael, are you saying that the companies who help create our international accessibility standards should actually build their software to those standards?
What a novel idea <grin>.

--Bevi Chagnon

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Michael Bullis
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How JAWS reads checkboxes

I used my first screen reader in 1980. It continues to be frustrating that, after thirty-five years, there are no firm standards for what is expected.
I think that, long ago, companies should have agreed on similar keystrokes for similar actions, and, for similar reading of things like checkboxes. We continue to be marginalized because each company feels like its method is better. The effect is that one cannot easily move between screen readers without learning a multitude of new keystrokes and behaviors.

Michael Bullis
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