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Re: Map element read by screen readers

From: Rebecca Cox <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 09:29:04 +1200
Message-Id: <v04210101b7c18df1f555@[]>
To: "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Gregory

I'm using Home Page Reader 3.0, which works with IE 5. I have changed 
some of the defaults, but none to do with "map" as you don't get the 
option. I tried your first example page 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/tests/navbar.html and got the same result as 
with my test page, ie when it gets to the map element it reads "start 
of map with 0 items" then reads the links, then "end of map".



>the first question to be asked is:
>1. what screen reader are you using? (please provide not only name, but
>version number, as well - choose "Help" and then "About" to discern)
>the second question to be asked is:
>2. did you change any of the screen reader's default settings?
>the third essential question is:
>3. what browser are you using? (please provide not only name, but version
>number, as well - choose "Help" and then "About" to discern)
>using JAWS for Windows versions 3.x and 4.0 in conjunction with MSIE 5.5-SP1
>or Lynx32 (version 2.8.4dev2), textual maps are handled without problem -
>could you please also try the following test pages, in which the MAP element
>is used to provide a navigation bar:
>(the markup of the last 2 passes the W3C validator) - and report what you
>when the MAP element does not contain graphics, JFW does not identify the
>links contained within the MAP as "image map links" (when the
>user-configurable setting "Say Link Type" is selected, which is the default
>setting) as it does when it encounters an image map comprised of IMG
>elements - for more information on JFW's HTML Options, consult:
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