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RE: Are word forms accessible?

From: Madhavi Herle <Madhavi_Herle@infosys.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:03:17 +0000
To: "accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>
CC: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8A254E5F850B8A488C9B6A6711ECEA5C19622280@AUSMELMBX11.ad.infosys.com>
Thanks Bob.
These are internal letter templates and available only in word format. Templates will be used to create new letters/ memos etc.  I haven't heard of emacspeak but I will browse for more information. Thank you.

The issues that I have are:
1. The headings, page titles and any instruction text in the document are not announced by JAWS if editing restrictions (editing allowed in filling forms) are applied. According to Freedom Scientific , users should be aware of other cursor options (e.g. JAWS cursor) to access such information. 
Since this is a letter template and not a form to collect user information I don't think this approach will help us.

2. JAWS reads previous field's Default text before reading the field in focus.


From: accessys@smart.net [accessys@smart.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 1 April 2015 10:54 AM
To: Madhavi Herle
Cc: 'WAI Interest Group'
Subject: Re: Are word forms accessible?

is this a government form or public document.

needs to be crossplatform. not limited to Word unless you provide word to
the users.
eg will it work with say emacspeak??


On Tue, 31 Mar 2015, Madhavi Herle wrote:

> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:33:17 +0000
> From: Madhavi Herle <Madhavi_Herle@infosys.com>
> To: 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Are word forms accessible?
> Resent-Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:34:27 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Hello everyone,
> We are creating letter/memo templates in word. Client wants to know if form fields are accessible. The main purpose of the templates is to ensure the users only fill the required sections and not change the format of the document. There is no database integration required.
> I tried creating a word form with a few text fields. JAWS for some reason reads the previous field name and then the field in focus. I have followed the instructions provided by Freedom Scientific, http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/accessible-forms-in-word.htm.
> Please do let me know if I am doing something wrong. Your help is much appreciated.
> Kind regards,
> Madhavi.
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