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Re: using the spacebar and enter key with JAWS on a pagewithanchors


From: Catherine Turner
Date: Nov 28, 2006 2:20PM


I hope this doesn't sound like I'm checking the obvious, but are you sure
JAWS doesn't move to the answer? By this I mean, if you press cursor down
after pressing enter on the link, is JAWS then in the correct place?

I ask because sometimes JAWS moves to the desired place then starts reading
from there onwards automatically; sometimes it moves to the place and then
stays silent and you have to manually make it start reading again - and I
haven't worked out a reason for the different behaviours...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennison Asuncion" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:11 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] using the spacebar and enter key with JAWS on a page

> (*With apologies for the cross-posting.)
> Hello,
> I am helping a colleague attempt to trouble-shoot what seems to be
> possibly a JAWS issue with page anchors. He has an FAQ page which is set
> up with all of the questions at the top of the page, with hyperlinks
> allowing the JAWS user to click, and go to the exact spot on the page
> where the answer is located.
> Using JAWS V7.0, I have tested going into the FAQ and using both the
> spacebar and the enter key to activate various question links with mixed
> results. Sometimes, JAWS will take me down to the answer, sometimes,
> while the visual focus moves to the answer, JAWS is still up in the
> question area of the page. This is regardless of whether I use either
> keystroke. Note that on other FAQ pages I have used and
> since tested on the web, I have been able to use either the spacebar or
> enter key with consistent results, in terms of having JAWS move to the
> answer.
> Any help or advice would be appreciated.
> Jennison