Activation questions regaarding menubar editor test

We have taken the tests "activate switches mode" and "navigate switches mode" from the combobox tests.

When rewriting tests for menubar editor are we "activating" the menubar, or are we activating a menuitem in the menubar.

The menubar itself is not interactive, but its child menuitems are.

When a JAWS and NVDA screen reader are in "read" mode  their  virtual cursor seems to navigation to only the menu items and never just on the menubar container.

So are we activating a menuitem in a menubar or activating the menubar and the focus just ends up on a menuitem in the menubar?


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., CPWA
Coordinator of Accessible IT Group
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820


Received on Thursday, 30 January 2020 18:37:44 UTC