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JAWS starts announcing content in the middle of the page when navigating via form submission in IE11

Stackoverflow

I'm encountering something bizarre in which a page with a form and fairly minimal layout is read correctly by JAWS 16 and 18 in IE11 on initial load.

Tags: 
  • html
  • forms
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • jaws

Breadcrumbs: Abbreviated but still accessible

Stackoverflow

Above you se a typical breadcrumb.

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • breadcrumbs
  • screen-readers

QTextEdit accessibility doesn't work

Stackoverflow

I have a simple GUI with a single QTextEdit. I want to change the text of textEdit object whenever some keys pressed by user.

Tags: 
  • c++
  • qt
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • accessibility-api

Overriding preventDefault onclick when tab and enter are used for navigating

Stackoverflow

I have a navigation with dropdown menus on larger screens, and in order to create the proper responsive behavior for smaller screens, I've set preventDefault on the parent-link that has a dropdown

Tags: 
  • jquery
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Screen readers and Javascript

Stackoverflow

I'm creating a website for a reading service for the blind and visually impaired and I'm using JavaScript (with jQuery) to print some stuff to some of the pages

Tags: 
  • javascript
  • jquery
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • jaws-screen-reader

JOptionPane message is not read by screen reader

Stackoverflow

I'm developing a software for music education purposes and it has to be accessible by screen reader so blind kids can use it too. But I'm having a problem with JOptionPane messages.

Tags: 
  • java
  • accessibility
  • joptionpane
  • screen-readers

NVDA doesn't read first HTML child when focusing from parent on Firefox

When using NVDA on Firefox it fails to read the first child when focusing from a container, but it is able to read the second child.

Generic Example:

Tags: 
  • html
  • firefox
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • nvda

a11y: Input fields, wrapped in a div, attached "by id" to a label

I have a time picker component, composed by two separate input fields that work together to create the illusion of being one.

This is how the skeleton looks like

Tags: 
  • html
  • label
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

hide a pseudo-element from a screenreader?

Stackoverflow

I am using :before pseudo-elements bound to particular classes to add symbols in front of p tags, with CSS like this:

Tags: 
  • css3
  • accessibility
  • pseudo-element
  • screen-readers

How can I determine the order of HTML elements read by a screen reader?

Is it possible to determine the order of HTML elements read by a screen reader (like TalkBack or VoiceOver) regardless of their position in the DOM?

Tags: 
  • html
  • webview
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Screen reader not associating label with select

I have the following code for a select:

Tags: 
  • html
  • accessibility
  • html-select
  • screen-readers

Prevent screen reader from reading title attribute

We have an input slider that has a title attribute set to slider value. Since it doesn't have a label, we add aria-label to the input attribute.

Tags: 
  • html
  • input
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

setting <fieldset> for better readability [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here:

Tags: 
  • html
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • fieldset

Is there a way to make screen reader read new content (or content that appear) on the document? role alert works only with few tags

I'm trying to make screen reader read some content that switch from display:none to display:block.

Tags: 
  • firefox
  • accessibility
  • alert
  • screen-readers
  • role

SVG accessibility causing invalid HTML (duplicate ID's)

Have an interesting one for the hive. I've done quite a bit of searching about and haven't found an answer to this on S.O. or elsewhere.

Tags: 
  • SVG
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • wcag

div button accessibility clickable

Stackoverflow

I have a div element (which has another div inside it) which currently has role="button".
This element is under the body, and this creates a violation when

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • wai-aria
  • screen-readers
  • jaws-screen-reader
  • wcag2.0

Add a span element within a link to make it accessible (AA) with javascript

I'm trying to modify a plugin in order to make it more modern and accessible. The problem is the icon: I need to add a span element with some text to make it readable but not visible.

Tags: 
  • javascript
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Pausing in a screen reader for accessibility

Stackoverflow

I have been using the Mac OSX's built in screen-reader for testing my site, I know it's not the best but it's all I have for now. But I'm finding it isn't pausing at the end of elements...

Tags: 
  • html
  • css
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

What is the correct way to apply sr-only text to asp:LinkButtons that are variably visible?

I am working to make my code more accessible for screen-readers and I have come across this situation and have been able to find no answer for it.

Tags: 
  • asp.net
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • asplinkbutton

How do you navigate options in a select element using ChromeVox?

When using the ChromeVox screen reader I find that it's possible to navigate to a select box and to select options, but I can't work out how to have the screen reader read out the options, which is

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers