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JavaScript vs. Screen Readers

From: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 12:50:37 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>, <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>, "'Michael Cooper'" <cooper@w3.org>, <jbrewer@w3.org>, <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Message-ID: <E1KSx5T-0002h1-53@bart.w3.org>
Recently, I have had trouble using JavaScript's "document.write()" with
JAWS. JAWS will not read its text. Research told me this would happen with
7.0 and earlier. However, this function has many advantages as it allows
tables to be printer friendly. I suggest that somehow screen readers be made
compatible to read the text inside the function. Anybody agree? From my
coding, I was able to make a website printer friendly without having to open
a separate window. Also, I did find an alternative, however, I'm still
working out the bugs: a way users can save a portion of a table, then have a
screen reader read that portion to the user. Would anybody be interested in
pursuing this avenue?



Ryan Jean

Assistant IT Specialist

The Disability Network

Flint, MI

Received on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 16:57:32 UTC

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