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Re: Accessible Design / JAWS

From: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 13:17:32 -0500
Message-Id: <s8da1989.089@mail.nysed.gov>
To: <thammon@pacbell.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Terry:
A form somewhat similar in form to the two you have which I find accessible
using Lynx 2.8.1  or Internet Explorer 4.01 with JFW 3.2 is
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 
Web-Blnd, at
http://www.loc.gov/nls/web-blnd/bph.html

There might be some generally applicable techniques you can use as a model.  Although, one caveat is that the number of items on a single page and how long the labels are seems to affect how well my screen reader reads the checkboxes and radio buttons.  
Testing, of course, will again be needed.
-Steve

Someti


Steve McCaffrey
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology Services
New York State Department of Education
(518)-473-3453
smccaffr@mail.nysed.gov
Member,
New York State Workgroup on Accessibility to Information Technology 
Web Design Subcommittee 
http://web.nysed.gov/cio/access/webdesignsubcommittee.html


>>> Terry Hammon <thammon@pacbell.net> 03/23/00 12:32PM >>>
Here is a form that I wrote wrote by hand, no formatting. Our first
tester had trouble checking the boxes until he went from the bottom up.
I am not done with this one yet. We have just began the testing phase.
http://www.santarosa.edu/access/terry/survey.html 

When he accessed the following form, only the radio button id's were
read to him. The text was not identified. Most of the tome the SS# field
was called phone#. This form needs a lot of repair.

https://testsys.santarosa.edu/scripts/SRJC.exe/execute?application=autobahn_kiosk&program=REPORT-SR-FIND-SSN 

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Thanks:
Terry Hammon
http://home.pacbell.net/thammon 
http://members.xoom.com/thammon 
Received on Thursday, 23 March 2000 13:20:28 GMT

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