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JAWS and customised labels


From: joshue.oconnor
Date: Apr 21, 2005 4:31AM

Hi All,

I have a couple of queries about the new customised label feature in JAWS 6. ( I haven't had a look a JAWS 6 yet but will be asap).

It seems that the user can assign custom text labels to almost any HTML element such as text links, graphic links, form fields, images and buttons etc. The feature sounds similar to a user style sheet ( in the sense that they are a user defined preference to assist a user to customise the page to his/her liking) as can be saved in a separate .jsi file and applied as needed.

I am curious - Do they clash with existing labeled elements in a HTML page in anyway? Which gets preference or will JAWS read both? Will the custom labels override existing element labels?

Thanks in advance

Josh O Connor

Web Accessibility Consultant

*Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT)*
National Council for the Blind of Ireland