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Re: JavaScript action example

From: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 13:55:20 -0400
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1F73BC04.CD903924-ON85256FFF.0061C76C-85256FFF.0062BC59@notesdev.ibm.com>

While this is a good example for action, it may also be a good example of 
why not to set focus to an item in the middle of the page!  With JAWS I 
immediately hear the user name edit field spoken but don't get the other 
information about being registered or not.  Also, using just the keyboard 
I could never get focus to the radio button in order to change it.  I 
could, however, navigate to the radio and change it using JAWS.  I'm not 
sure why?  There is a span around the form containing the radio and that 
form element has no action - I don't know if that is the issue or not. 
Always curious!


Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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Westford, MA 01886
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Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
Received on Thursday, 12 May 2005 17:55:28 UTC

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