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RE: JAWS access to Web forms

From: Kelly Ford <kford@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 16:16:34 -0700
Message-ID: <E874EDB31FA94443A4AC6EEC3F6C6BFA6AE2AD@win-msg-03.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: "David R. Stong" <drs18@psu.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Using JAWS 4.02 I went to the page you described. I pressed Enter on the
various drop downs on the page.  JAWS Responded with "Forms Mode on".

I then pressed alt-down arrow to expand the individual drop downs and
then the arrow keys to move through the different selections.


-----Original Message-----
From: David R. Stong [mailto:drs18@psu.edu] 
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 9:05 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: JAWS access to Web forms

A friend is unsuccessfully trying to access a form for ordering films 
to show the high school class he teaches.  He is currently using JAWS 
4.02 and was given the url- 
http://www.medianet.libraries.psu.edu/htbin/wwform/175/wwk770 to 
search for his films.

Currently, my test version of JAWS is on a machine without an 
internet connection, so I can't replicate his experience. I apologize 
for this note, but could use some direction. By looking at the code, 
I can tell that the twelve drop down menus are unlabeled form 
elements and the "Help" page is held together by tables and lists. As 
a short term solution, is there a keyboard combination that will 
allow him to access the drop down menus?

Any help would be appreciated.
David R. Stong, Graphic Designer
225 Computer Building, University Park PA
Working for Universal Design: 
Received on Sunday, 5 May 2002 19:21:14 UTC

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