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RE: What exactly will trigger a screen reader buffer update?

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 23:29:25 +0000
To: Jan Hellbusch <hellbusch@2bweb.de>, "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0f6daa35c70d4e27ae3ece15ba5a3f99@XCH-RCD-001.cisco.com>
Hi all,

The actual triggering of the virtual buffer depends on the browser, the accessibility  framework and the screen reader. Depending on how of each these programs communicate with each other determines success or failure. I am aware of specific web sites that visually load fine, while the screen reader/ Accessibility framework and browser don't give the end-user the correct information. The actual defect in this situation appears to be related to the browser. The challenge I see is how to track the issue down?




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-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Hellbusch [mailto:hellbusch@2bweb.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 5:58 AM
To: 'WAI IG' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: What exactly will trigger a screen reader buffer update?

Hi Lars,

> However, as a screen reader user I do still encounter situations, in 
> modern web applications, where I have to perform a manual update of 
> the screen reader buffer. (“Ins” + “Esc” in Jaws)

OK, there are pages that take ages to load (or seem to go into an endless script loop) that will not be read in JAWS. JAWS will only read the page once the page is fully loaded, although everything might be visible on screen. In those cases JAWS+Esc will help.

I have talked to various people in the past about this problem, but I haven't heard of a different strategy to that problem, yet. 

I am sure there are other people on the list that have encountered the same issue. Perhaps somebody else has a solution? I find it quite bothersome, too, but I probably press JAWS+Esc 20 times a day quite unconsciously.

Jan 


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