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RE: Accessible Flash content feedback request


From: Sinead Hogan
Date: Nov 7, 2005 12:30PM

Thank you for your feedback. When selecting more than one option, the objects' state should read 'Selected'. I thought this worked with both Jaws and WindowEyes. Hmm...

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of Andrew Kirkpatrick
Sent: Mon 07/11/2005 12:19
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: RE: [WebAIM] Accessible Flash content feedback request

I have tested these thoroughly using Window Eyes. My preliminary testing with Jaws seems to indicate they are not performing as well with Jaws - this may be due to my relative inexperience with that reader. I'm working to improve the experience for Jaws users, but perhaps some patient Jaws expert could check it out in the meantime too.

They are accessible with JAWS. If you are using JAWS 5.x you may have trouble.

The matching questions are difficult to use with a screen reader. I had a little difficulty figuring out what was going on visully at first!

The examples where you select more than one option would benefit from additional state info for selected items. Add "selected" or "checked" for iterms that have been selected so that users can successfully review before submitting.

Regarding making a separate tab order, I generally discourage it since screen magnifier users won't be following the real focus, but the 'fake' one you created as a fallback.


Access the assessments via the following links:
http://www.officecompetition.com/feedback/MatchListsImages.html <http://www.officecomp>;

These last two examples - Match Lists Text and Match List Images, are a bit more complex. I haven't included any detailed instructions on how to interact with them using the keyboard. I'm not sure if this is necessary, if the keyboard interactions I assume are really the default / universal.

Any feedback much appreciated.