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Re: why is everything "clickable" in NVDA


From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: May 25, 2017 1:36PM

I've noticed the accessible state being revealed as 'clickable- when there is an 'on click- JavaScript event handler on the BODY element. You may also have an element relying on device-dependent handlers such as a mouse click to operate the control without having the proper accessible role associated with the control.

Nick Beranek
Digital Accessibility Team

On 5/25/17, 3:27 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Jeremy Echols" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

I can't speak to your setup of course, but when I've used it with Firefox I have had a fair amount of success.

Can you share the site you're testing? It may be that things are mislabeled (role="button" and similar issues).

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Subject: [WebAIM] why is everything "clickable" in NVDA

I am an NVDA newbie. I am trying to evaluate a web application where I work. Why is it that NVDA (using Chrome) says "clickable" in front of everything it reads whether it is an actionable item (such as a link) or not? It's driving me crazy.

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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