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Re: Questions on Grids

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From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Oct 29, 2017 5:59PM


There is an readonly aria role that can be used if the grid or one of its elements is not editable. I have not specifically tried working with grids with NVDA, but my memory is that one of the 2017 updates did make some adjustments to how NVDA responds to grids.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn



> On Oct 29, 2017, at 3:50 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to figure out how grid tables work in HTML, aria and with
> screen readers, but I am running into some problems:
>
> I am following the examples from:
>
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/examples/grid/dataGrids.html#
>
>
>
> I would like to know if what I am seeing is a screen reader problem or my
> problem? I am using the latest NVDA with Firefox.
>
>
>
> 1. All the tables say “editable”: “table editable clickable with 7
> rows and 5 columns”. Why is it saying “editable” contenteditable is not
> checked anywhere in the html.
>
> 2. In the cells that have raw text in them, NVDA does not read
> anything when I enter edit mode and arrow over the top of the cell, other
> than the row or column name and number. But if there is a link, it is read.
> I can’t get any links to read when I try this. I don’t see the bit of code
> that allows the links to read here.
>
> 3. I tried converting the above examples to div elements with proper
> roles, but the behavior is slightly different. The table still says
> editable, but the data in the cells is read by NVDA. The problem is that
> the data is read 3 times such as: “all the elements in the row, row number,
> header editable column 1 value”.
>
> 4. Also, why does tabindex 0 combined with a focus allow one to move
> around a table in edit mode?
>
>
>
> I can give some code examples, but I’m using react currently.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>;
> > > >