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RE: JAWS and relative positioning

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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: May 31, 2006 8:10AM


Very interesting! The versions of Window-Eyes (5.5), Hal (6.5), and HPR
(3.04) that I have all find all the links. Hal's highlighting doesn't work
correctly but HPR's does.

Jim

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512-306-0931

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Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 8:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] JAWS and relative positioning

On 5/31/06, Stephane Deschamps wrote:

>So one of our criteria for the HTML/CSS combo was: use the HTML
>you've got as much as you can without adding too much design-oriented
>clutter in the code.
>
>I guess one can't win on both levels. That's sad, and all the more sad
>than JAWS 5 is OK with that. It's a bug/feature situation :(


Hi Stephane,

If you don't mind, I'd like to use your site as a test case. Clearly
there is *something* not right, but I'd like to use our resources (the
Web Standards Project - Accessibility Task Force) to help derive a very
simple "test case" that demonstrates the problem. I use relatively
positioned elements all the time and haven't come across the problem
that your site demonstrates.

We are currently contacting numerous AT vendors to see if they want to
collaborate with us to test their product against a "test suite" of
cases that we prepare and it seems that yours is a good one.

Would you be able/williing to allow us to manipulate the code on a copy
of your site to help determine the problem?

Cheers,
Derek.
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