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Re: Hmmm, JAWS repeats link and button text

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From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Sep 29, 2017 3:18AM


Hi mark, the reason i think it occurs is that IE exposes the link label as
the accessible name for the div (when it has tabindex="-1") This is not the
case in Firefox.

So i think its a bug in IE, which won't be fixed.

it can be suppressed by adding aria-label="" to the div
https://codepen.io/stevef/pen/aLwZjM


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Regards

SteveF
Current Standards Work @W3C
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On 29 September 2017 at 10:10, Mark Magennis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> You're right Steve. It's not a problem in FF or Chrome. Only in IE (I'm
> using IE11).
>
> I remember reading somewhere about JAWS actually adding tabindex="-1" when
> using IE. This isn't the case here though. The tabindex is there from the
> start.
>
> Mark
>
> > On 29 Sep 2017, at 09:58, Steve Faulkner < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi mark, I cannot replicate the behaviour using JAWS 18 with Firefox 55
> >
> > test case used: https://s.codepen.io/stevef/debug/aLwZjM
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > SteveF
> > Current Standards Work @W3C
> > <http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-
> standards-work-at-w3c/>
> >
> > On 29 September 2017 at 09:28, Mark Magennis < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
> >
> >> Dear all,
> >>
> >> A conundrum. Using the code below, when JAWS reads the button, it first
> >> repeats the link text and the button text before reading the button
> label.
> >> Removing the tabindex prevents this. Anyone know why the tabindex has
> this
> >> effect? And what can be done to prevent it? Apart from removing the
> >> tabindex.
> >>
> >> <div tabindex="-1">
> >> <a href="www.google.com <http://www.google.com/>;">Go
> >> somewhere</a>
> >> <button aria-label="Press me"></button>
> >> </div>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Mark
> >>
> >> Mark Magennis | Accessibility Support Manager
> >> InterAccess.ie - Accessible UX
> >>
> >> > >> > >> > >> > >>
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > >