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Re: accessibility supported questions

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 15:31:34 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80904010731s14d423c3s84ae47d6986dd74a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ramón Corominas <ramon@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Ramon,
ARIA is supported in IE 8 and Firefox 3

JAWS started to support ARIA in version 7, the support was only
partial.( for example aria live region and landmark role support was
only introduced in version 10.)

But if you use JAWS 7+ with either Firefox 3 or IE8  most simple
widgets should work regardless of language.

in the case of the grid example, as with many ARIA widgets you need to
turn document mode (virtual PC cursor for JAWS) off (toggle mode with
INS + Z).

Steve faulkner

2009/4/1 Ramón Corominas <ramon@ramoncorominas.com>:
> Hmmm, so all my different versions of JAWS currently installed (6.20, 7.10,
> 8.0 and 9.0) are stupid, because they're not able to correctly read any ARIA
> content, for example, all the ICITA examples in
> http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/
> For example, in the grid page:
> *http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/grid/grid1.php
> JAWS is reading it as a simple data table, both with Firefox 2 & 3 and with
> IE 6 (don't have now any other version of IE to test it).
> Could this be a problem of the language? Are localized versions of JAWS
> (spanish, in this case) less ARIA capable than english versions? Any idea?
> Regards,
> Ramón.
> *

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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