[access-uk] Re: Jaws suggestions and possibly other screen readers too

  • From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 18:07:00 +0100

Hi Derek

This is very easy.  If you reach a form control, you will be in auto forms mode 
and you will either hear a sound play or the announcement "forms mode on".  If 
you want to bypass that control and move elsewhere on the page, simply down 
arrow and forms mode will automatically be deactivated.

Any other questions please let me know.
----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Derek Hornby 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 4:59 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Jaws suggestions and possibly other screen readers 

  Chris  wrote

  "When you land on an edit box  or a combo  box, forms mode will be activated
  automatically ready for you to type or  make a selection. This only works
  if you use the arrow keys or  the tab key."

  If that's how it will work I can see a problem here!

  What if you were arrowing down, starting from before the edit field, and you
  want To go past, edit,  i.e go further down the screen. If you are
  automatically placed in to forms, (just because you have arrived here by
  the use of arrow key) you are now going to need to come right out, to carry
  on down the screen.

  Now as I now the programmers of Jaws not stupid, I have clearly missed
  something here.

  Regards,  Derek

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