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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

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

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

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

Assertive aria-live region not read by Voice Over on page load/form submit

Stackoverflow

I have an aria-live region on a role="alert" with the value "assertive" that is not being spoken on form submit.

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • voiceover
  • screen-readers

How do screen readers read <abbr> tags?

Stackoverflow

I learned that the <abbr> tag is supposed to be interpreted by screen readers in a way that its title attribute would replace its content when read by a screen reade

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

Accessibility of Hamburger Menu?

Stackoverflow

I am currently working on making a responsive website accessible and I wonder whether a blind person who opens the page on a smartphone will be able to open the hidden menu somehow, or if he/she "s

Tags: 
  • css
  • mobile
  • responsive-design
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Prevent background items from receiving focus while modal overlay is covering them?

Stackoverflow

I am working on making an overlay modal more accessible. It works essentially like this JSFiddle.

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • wai-aria
  • voiceover
  • screen-readers
  • jaws-screen-reader