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Re: required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 12, 2017 1:11PM


Technically it should be required="required"
And, yeah, it's pretty weird.
Again, is NVDA not reading the label in the initial state, when user
focuses the field, or is NVDA not reading the label when user tries to
submit the form with a blank required field and focus is moved back to
that field?



On 10/12/17, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Semantically, it should be required="true". Required is the short-hand
> writing for it and browsers are forgiving as we know them.
>
> Personally, I prefer required="true". Each HTML attribute has a value. Why
> do this one differently.
>
> Did you try to use aria-required="true" to see if NVDA would respond
> differently?
>
> Just keep in mind that NVDA was not created to function with either IE or
> edge. So having it fail with those 2 does not come as a surprise to me. In
> fact, I would consider it normal behavior.
>
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> Subject: [WebAIM] required field not being announced in Firefox/NVDA
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> We are using the html required element (required="true") to indicate
> required fields. The problem when testing with NVDA is that focus goes to
> the required field but doesn't read the form label so the screen reader user
> doesn't know which required field they missed. The only way to find out,
> it seems, is to go back an element in the form and then forward again so the
> label will be read. Is this a bug, or are we doing something wrong? It
> works fine in Chrome. We've given up on IE or Edge with NVDA,
>
> Thank you
>
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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