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RE: JAWS assistance

From: Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:14:07 +0100
Message-ID: <2A876A583754DD4E8E03CFE899FA1606795A03@saturn.intranet.nomensa.com>
To: "Virginia Shedden" <vshedden@2degreesresearch.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Virginia Shedden wrote:

"3. The lists encountered (e.g. the bulleted points) were not identified by JAWS;"

	This may not be the case with your lists, but if CSS has been used to set the list style type to none, then Jaws will not acknowledge the presence of the bullet points, although it will still read the list items as expected.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Virginia Shedden
Sent: 24 August 2006 23:14
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: JAWS assistance

Hi All

We recently conducted a round of usability testing for a client and included a small sample of motor and vision impaired persons to identify potential accessibility issues.

We identified the following issues with the site when using JAWS: 1. The significant use of links throughout the website was tedious; 2. 
The skip to content link not was not functioning; 3. The lists encountered (e.g. the bulleted points) were not identified by JAWS; and 4.  Participants had a tendency to overlook the Left Navigation headings (which were important to the overall navigation of the site) because they habitually avoided links and skipped to the main content areas.

We were wondering whether these types of issues are specific to JAWS, or could be generalised to other screen reading software (e.g. Windows Eyes)?

I would greatly appreciate your expertise on this matter.

Best regards

Received on Friday, 25 August 2006 08:14:32 UTC

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