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RE: JAWS access to Web forms

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 18:23:01 -0700
To: "David R. Stong" <drs18@psu.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <E174XEc-0001fR-00@avocet.prod.itd.earthlink.net>
I didn't find the Alt-DownArrow command to be necessary to navigate the

The only trick is that the drop-down lists occur *after* the Submit button in
the tab order. SO you have to hit ENTER for forms mode when on the edit box,
type in your search, tab a couple of times to get to the various drop-down
choices. Then adjust these with arrow keys, then Shift-Tab back to Submit.


At 04:16 PM 5/5/02 , Kelly Ford wrote:
>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 21:24:17 UTC

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