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Re: JAWS and lists


From: Karlen Communications
Date: May 14, 2018 12:16PM

Normally we Tab through links and form controls, not general text. We use the arrow keys either on their own or in combination with the Ctrl key to move through text.

For navigating and reading lists, you would use Ctrl + Up or Down Arrow to move to and read the next or previous list item, the Up or Down Arrows on their own to move to and read the previous or next line...which would not read the entire list item but rather go through the lines in a list item.

Cheers, Karen

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of R.U. Steinberg
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 1:45 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] JAWS and lists

Does anyone know why JAWS ignores list semantics when you tab through it as opposed to using arrow buttons? Just wondering if this is a defect or a feature. NVDA announces either way. Example:

<h1>A List</h1>


<li><a href="#">Link 1</a></li>

<li><a href="#">Link 2</a></li>

<li><a href="#">Link 3</a></li>