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Re: Slightly OT: understanding screen reader interaction with Jquery select elements


From: Lucy Greco
Date: May 31, 2016 12:32PM

hello: Alex this is a vary good question and i think you should join the
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On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 5:03 AM, Alex Hall < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi list,
> This is slightly off topic, possibly, but if anyone will know, it will be
> people here. I was told last week by a sighted person that the two select
> lists in my form don't close when you click outside of them (likely
> explaining why onChange never fires). What I'm wondering, though, is how I
> could ever have known that. I use NVDA, and it seems to interact with
> select lists just fine; it reads the options as I arrow, and reads the
> selected option when I tab over it again. I never knew there was a problem.
> In fact, the collapsed list is a visual blank, but NVDA reads an option for
> me, so I didn't know that was a problem either.
> Visually, how do these things usually work? Do users click them, click the
> option, and click outside of them? Do they collapse on their own when they
> blur? It seems that Jquery messes with the normal setup for these, so I'll
> have to re-create it, but I don't know exactly what to re-create. Thanks
> for any explanations, and I hope this has made sense.
> --
> Alex Hall
> Automatic Distributors, IT department
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