Re: expected jaws behavior


Don Raikes
 

Humberto,

 

Interesting catch, but now it is really odd:

 

When none of the radio buttons is selected, jumping to the heading before the radio group then tabbing into the radiogroup causes jaws to read the group label along with the first button’s label tabbing again jaws reads just the button label for the remaining two buttons.

The same kind of behavior is true if I start at the bottom of the page and shift-tab through the radio buttons.

 

If I select the first button, then go back to the top of the page and jump to the heading then tab to the radiogroup, jaws reads the group label then the label for the first button and that it is checked and that there are three buttons.

Tabbing again causes jaws to bypass the remainder of the buttons and go to the browser toolbar.

 

If the second button is selected, then after jumping to the header tabbing once takes me to the first radio button and jaws reads the group label and the button label. Tabbing again takes me to the second button and reads  just the button label and that it is checked. Tabbing again takes my to the browser toolbar bypassing the third button altogether.

 

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From: Humberto Rodriguez <sub@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:04 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] expected jaws behavior

 

Hello Don:

 

In my opinion, this has nothing to do with JAWS, but with the DOCTYPE declaration of the webpage.   If you try to replace the top two lines of your webpage with just this:

 

<DOCTYPE html>

 

To indicate that it is an HTML5 page, the current standard, instead of the antiquated HTML 1.0 and xtml, I imagine you would find that the legend would be repeated each time you tab to the next control, as it should, therefore it should be a short legend, and radial choices would be chosen automatically as you down-arrow while on forms mode.

 

hTH,

 

Humberto

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From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Raikes
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:59 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] expected jaws behavior

 

Hello JAWS users:

 

I need some help from the folks on this list as a representative group of “typical” JAWS users.

 

I have been tasked with creating a short class on how to test web pages for accessibility, and I have run into a situation where JAWS is not behaving the way I would have expected, so I want some feedback from other s on how you would expect jaws to behave.

 

I have a webpage with a group of radio buttons on it:

http://donraikes.github.io/htmlex/radiogroup

 

If I jump to the first heading on the page, then tab to the first radio button, depending on the browser sometimes jaws will read the radiogroup label then the radio button value, some times it doesn’t read the label.

The same is true if I go past the radio group and shift-tab back to the last button in the group.

 

Sometimes I can tab through the entire list of buttons in the group sometimes tabbing once takes me into the list then the next tab takes me out of the list altogether.

 

When I use the forms quick navigation sometimes jaws reads the label then the button value sometimes it doesn’t.

 

I would appreciate any opinions/feelings on what jaws should be doing also if anyone is experiencing anything different with this particular webpage.

 

For those techie types, the page contains a form with a fieldset inside of it. The fieldset has a legend and three input tags inside of it to form the radio group.

 

Thanks in advance,

Donald

 

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