Re: Free antivirus programs and Jaws.
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Yes, I do use tab and shift-tab a lot in th is programme. It’s far from my favourite way to go about things, but it *mostly* works. Sometimes, though, pressing the various buttons seems to give no feedback at all. For example, yesterday I did a scan and found several items to be quarantined. I wanted to export the report to a file so I could read it more thoroughly, but the expected dialogue box simply did not appear, or, more probably, simply wasn’t read. When I did quarantine the items, I was presented with a dialogue with “yes” and “no” options, but nothing I was able to do showed me what else was in the dialogue, IE “click yes to restart your pC now” / “malwarebytes has made changes that require a restart”. I had to guess that that’s what it was, since, you know, it’s the logical next step after making the changes to the registry. But it was a frustrating moment, not being able to read that text, either by using insert-b, the jaws or touch cursor, etc.
Still, I wouldn’t give up this programme; malwarebytes is totally invaluable.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: August 17, 2019 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Free antivirus programs and Jaws.
When using MalwareBytes the tab and shift-tab keys are your friends. Navigating with tab moves from one item to the next. Normally, the tab key is used to move to what we call actionable items, meaning that you move to things that you can interact with, such as a button, edit field, combo box, etc. MalwareBytes does this but it also uses the tab and shift-tab keys to move to text which is informational only. On a Web site this is something that I would normally flag as a violation because it could prove to be frustrating for keyboard-only users, even those users who aren't using screen readers. However, with MalwareBytes it seems to work and pressing tab or shift-tab is the secret to successfully navigate the program. As an example, while you are performing a scan the tab key moves to items, such as the number of items which have been scanned, the number of threats which were detected, etc.
The tab which is currently selected no longer identifies its state, an issue which I reported to them a while back. As an example, if the Scan tab has been selected you should, ideally, hear JAWS say "scan tab, selected" but the word "selected" is not announced.
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 8/16/2019 3:15 PM, JM Casey wrote: