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This listing is a compilation of both questions asked in-site and questions related to accessibility themes gathered from different sources (stackoverflow, UX Stack Exchange).

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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

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

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

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

When does a screenreader read image alt text?

Please correct me if i am wrong, but usually screenreader navigation works by pressing tab key, and usually you do not have (or need) tab-able images.

Tags: 
  • html
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

How can I make screen reader (esp using NVDA) not read an element when focused?

I am currently working on a highly accessible website. How can I make the screen reader not read the (1) associated labels, (2) not indicate if it is checked or not, to a focused checkbox?

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

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

Is it possible to use javascript to detect if a screen reader is running on a users machine?

I want to detect whether a screen reader is running on a user's machine to avoid sound clashing with audio tag in html. If so, please provide details on how this could be done.

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