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Re: NVDA and numbered lists


From: tim.harshbarger@deque.com
Date: Oct 13, 2022 4:02PM

I believe that is NVDA's usual behaviour. It will do the same thing with bulleted lists as well. I would just leave it as is.

Tim Harshbarger
Senior Accessibility Consultant
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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Alan Zaitchik
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2022 4:55 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] NVDA and numbered lists

Can anyone shed light on a bug we're experiencing with NVDA 2021.2 and numbered lists? When we use the “Next List” shortcut and jump to the next list, it reads out the label (<Lbl>) of the first list item (“1.”) – but not the list item body! You need to arrow down to the body text. Navigating with the “Next List Item” shortcut (“I”) works just fine; we hear both label as well as body as expected. This is true in either direction.
The tagging is correct (as validated by PAC-2021, Acrobat Accessibility Checker, CommonLook Valiadator). But on using the “L” shortcut NVDA “ignores” the first list item's body after announcing the label. I'd understand if it did neither, but whi read out the label without the body?
We're getting pressure to remove the <Lbl> tags and move the label numbering (“1.”, “2.”, etc.) into the <LBody> tags. Not a PDF/US failure, I believe, and the NVDA user might be happier, in fact— but still seems wrong to me.
Not sure how JAWS 2022 fares with these lists.