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Re: testing the CanvasEditor attachment with JAWS12 and IE9 beta (was: Reworked Canvas 2D API using our revised DrawFocusRing)

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:48:25 -0800
Message-Id: <35F878A7-DE10-4DD8-9272-EEC27940D936@jumis.com>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "david.bolter@gmail.com" <david.bolter@gmail.com>, "janina@rednote.net" <janina@rednote.net>, "jcraig@apple.com" <jcraig@apple.com>, "public-canvas-api@w3.org" <public-canvas-api@w3.org>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
Do they support role/other ARIA attributes which would make the example work? Of course I want their support for HTML 5, but I've always got an eye out for workarounds when it comes to installed client software.





On Nov 24, 2010, at 12:24 PM, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hi Gregory,
> 
> Thanks for giving it a spin. I think I know the main problem. We are using the HTML 5 labelling mechanism:
> 
> <label><input type=checkbox id=showA> Show As</label> 
> <label><input type=checkbox id=showB> Show Bs</label> 
> 
> versus the standard:
> 
> <input type="checkbox" id="foo" />
> <label for="foo">Show As</label>
> 
> So, either IE does not map the accessibility API properly or JAWS simply does not handle this. I will send the example off to Freedom Scientific. Freedom Scientific does not yet support HTML 5 in their products. 
> 
> Rich
> 
> 
> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> CTO Accessibility Software Group
> 
> "Gregory J. Rosmaita" ---11/24/2010 12:30:50 PM---aloha, rich! using IE9 beta and JAWS 12 (latest official release) i can minimally
> 
> From:	"Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
> To:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS, public-canvas-api@w3.org
> Cc:	david.bolter@gmail.com, jcraig@apple.com, janina@rednote.net
> Date:	11/24/2010 12:30 PM
> Subject:	testing the CanvasEditor attachment with JAWS12 and IE9 beta (was: Reworked Canvas 2D API using our revised DrawFocusRing)
> 
> 
> 
> aloha, rich!
> 
> using IE9 beta and JAWS 12 (latest official release) i can minimally 
> access the contents of
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-canvas-api/2010OctDec/att-
> 0035/CanvasEditor.html
> 
> 1. when i issue a ReadAll command, i hear: "Show As Show Bs";
> 
> 2. when i tab navigate to the document via the IE9 chrome, i hear: 
> "Show As Show Bs";
> 
> 3. when i tab navigate the document itself, i hear: "Show As" -- a 
> subsequent tab does not cause JAWS to announce the second item in
> the canvas ("show Bs")
> 
> 3A. if i tab navigate the document itself, whilst nothing is announced
> when i tab a second time, a DownArrow causes JAWS to speak "Show Bs";
> 
> 4. the checkboxes which the document source indicates should be included
> in the canvas element are totally invisible to JAWS;
> 
> 5. i could not determine if pressing the SPACEBAR while on 1 of the 2 
> checkboxes activated the checkbox;
> 
> 6. i could not use JAWS' checkbox hot key (x) to access either
> checkbox;
> 
> 7. using the "List of Form Controls" command (INSERT+F5) i received a 
> list of two items:
> 
> check box not checked
> check box not checked
> 
> but only the existence and state of the checkboxes are reported, not
> their labels ("Show As" and "Show Bs"); when i attempted to select
> one of the checkboxes using this mechanism, a recheck of the "list
> of form controls" indicated that the checkbox remained unchecked
> 
> 7A. i could not activate either checkbox using the "List of Form Controls"
> 
> let me know if you want/need more testing
> 
> hope this helps, gregory.
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>                 -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>         Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
> Vice-Chair, Webmaster & Listmaster: Open Accessibility
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