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RE: strange reader behaviour in form elements

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 16:00:04 -0400 (EDT)
To: Scarlett Julian <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0405071558390.26694@smart.net>

On Fri, 7 May 2004, Scarlett Julian wrote:

> Hhmm... hadn't thought of that. Surely JAWS is *meant* to work with
> anything that is text-based on a Win machine.

but just because it works on a Win machine does NOT make it accessible. it
must work cross platform on ALL operating systems to be accessible

> Is there a reader that is independent of MSSA that I could use as a test?

try EMACspeak


Bob
>
> J.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: P.H.Lauke [mailto:P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk]
> > Sent: 07 May 2004 13:56
> > To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: strange reader behaviour in form elements
> >
> >
> >
> > Maybe off topic, but...is JAWS *meant* to work with Firefox (or
> > rather, let's turn this around...is Firefox correctly working with
> > Windows' MSSA)?
> > It may be an issue on Firefox's end...
> >
> > Patrick
> > ________________________________
> > Patrick H. Lauke
> > Webmaster / University of Salford
> > http://www.salford.ac.uk
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Scarlett Julian [mailto:Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk]
> > > Sent: 07 May 2004 13:45
> > > To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > > Subject: strange reader behaviour in form elements
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello all
> > >
> > > when checking
> > > http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/plugins/education/ics/default.asp
> > > in JAWS 5 I noticed some strange behaviour using Firefox. On
> > > the first select box it JAWS reads out "minus <some enormous
> > > number> of zero". Using IE6 it reads out the correct "1 of 3"
> > > (or whatever it actually is).
> > >
> > > Has anyone come across this before and if so any idea what's
> > > happening.
> > >
> > > NOTE - The page is very much work in progress and not
> > > intended for public consumption so, please, only comments
> > > connected to this issue (and possibly the use of DOM scripting).
> > >
> > >
> > > many tia
> > >
> > > J.
> > >
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