[duxhelp] Re: Shortcut preferences

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  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 16:33:18 +0100

Hi Peter,

It is a generally accepted practice by screen readers to associate text 
adjacent to a text box as being a Label if it has a colon after it.  I rather 
suspect that adding a colon will resolve the issue.

(And knowing the implications of this in the Strings system, I shall openly 
state here that I refuse all responsibility for your increased blood pressure 
if I'm proved wrong! - Big Smile!)

George.

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> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: 27 May 2004 16:14
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> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Shortcut preferences
> 
> Hello Émile,
> 
> You report having problems associating labels with edit 
> controls only in the Shortcut Preferences dialog, but no 
> other dialog.  In this I assume that you include the Edit, 
> Replace dialog.
> 
> What puzzles me is that none of our dialogs uses any 
> particular technique other than hopefully-logical layout to 
> cause a screen reader to associate a label with an edit 
> field.  The layout of the Edit, Replace dialog and the 
> Shortcut Preferences dialog is quite similar.  But the labels 
> in the Edit, Replace dialog end with a colon, whereas those 
> in the Shortcut Preferences dialog do not.  Perhaps this is a 
> context clue to the screen reader.  Does this odd theory 
> sound familiar to you (or to anybody else who has read this far)?
> 
> - Peter
> 
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