[access-uk] Re: BBC News home page

This is no help but I used to get the problem on certain websites. I couldn't replicate it when I wanted, the answer was to restart Jaws or my computer but I can't recall the problem with my current version of Jaws, Jaws7. I know Hotmail used to be one of the sites it happened with, I could try and activate a link for one message and would get another a bit up the page. Now I think about it that is a good point, it was always a link above somewhere and never below. Going to the link I wanted, doing a Jaws right mouse click and selecting open seemed to get me round it.


At 11:18 30/09/2007, you wrote:
exactly. Glad to see you've been able to replicate this problem. Thank you.

With a BBC News redesign in progress, I wanted to feedback problems like this.

It could be more of a JAWS issue than a web coding issue - I don't know.

Does anyone here have any ideas why a nearby or adjacent link might be activated when jaws appears to be giving focus to another link? It's a real surprise when you find yourself looking at a news story you didn't want to read. It's a screenreader issue, if you click the link with a mouse in the usual way all the pages are named and labeled correctly for sighted users.

Not knowing how jaws processes or parses pages, I wonder, could this be a display settings issue? Or a colours issue?

...Damon









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Subject: [access-uk] Re: BBC News home page


Hi Damen:

just looked at a couple of the leaders with no problem.
nor with the story and a/v about Sellafield

however.

when I clicked on the Asia/pacific link for the article on
the textbook ban in Japan, I was taken to the previous link
in the Africa section.
back spacing took me to the link for that story.
Going to the Japan link I was told that it had been visited.
clicking on it took me to the listing of key subject matter
- business ... Sport ... Etc.

Not noticed it before!

I also look at the Reuters site!

Using I E 7 and latest version of JAWS 8.

HTH

David

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Damon
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 7:55 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] BBC News home page

HI all.

Just doing a little survey amongst screenreader users.

How many of you get your news from bbc.co.uk ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

I'm a Jaws user. I have some problems following links on
this page and was wondering if anyone else does too?

It doesn't always seem to happpen but if you click a
headline, often it'll take you through to the wrong story.
But if you go back again, you find that you get the wrong
story about once or twice out of every ten clicks.

Usually it's not the big main headlines at the top, it's the
smaller ones further down the page.

Any feedback appreciated. I know there's a problem somewhere
and would like to be able to give it a name so I can get
back to the developers on the BBC News site who can't
replicate it.

I have the problem at home and at work running jaws 7 or 8
with internet explorer 6 and 7. And as I say, my colleague
also has the same problem.

Thanks.

...Damon










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