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optgroups and Jaws

From: Phil Spencer <spencer_phil@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 16:07:06 +0100
Message-ID: <BAY124-W29D1390034E45BDC98C579F1670@phx.gbl>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi All,

I've been doing some testing with Jaws 10 and IE7 and I'm surprised to discover that Jaws seems to ignore optgroup labels, e.g. 

           <select id="food" name="food">
                <optgroup label="Fruits">
                    <option value="1">Apples</option>
                    <option value="3">Bananas</option>
                    <option value="4">Peaches</option>
                    <option value="5">...</option>
                </optgroup>
                <optgroup label="Vegetables">
                    <option value="2">Carrots</option>
                    <option value="6">Cucumbers</option>
                 <option value="7">...</option>
             </optgroup>
         </select>
  
Jaws doesn't read the optgroup label. Am I missing something or is this correct behavior? Does anyone know of any work arounds?

Many thanks,
Phil Spencer.

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