[vip_students] Re: "read-editt"

  • From: "Tony Sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:25:56 +0100

Ah Flor, 

It was a good sighted friend,  (no, not fiend)! 

It's another example of a website being unaccessible then! 

In all fairness probably just a small bit of improvement needed really! 

Oh,  CFIT sort them out will you! 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Flor Lynch 
  To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 7:28 PM
  Subject: [vip_students] Re: "read-editt"

  Hi Tony,

  The thing is, you're not supposed to type in there, thus the 'read-only 
  edit' meaning that the selection from which you must choose is already 
  listed there.  Then there are the .. buttons.  they seem to move 
  backwards (I think, so there is a date from list and a date to list. 
  JAWS doesn't read this side of the page consistently, so it's awkward. 
  Maybe there's some funky javascript or automatic page refreshing (which 
  we're not told about) going on with it.  It's a bit non-standard, 
  putting it kindly.  Fortunately, this page is not typical of most 
  searchable pages we might normally use.  A simple search (i..e, from one 
  date to another, and within a town) might work.  I tried one, but was 
  'thrown out' more or less, and got 0 results where I know there should 
  have been one.  Rip into whoever it was that recommended you this site!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Tony Sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>
  To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:39 PM
  Subject: [vip_students] Re: "read-editt"

  Hi Flor,

  I read the 'how to use this website's  page alright.

  I was checking for information on a former workcolleague's passing


  without being gloomy about it.

  Why does it say "read only, edit" if you must type in there?

  I typed dates there but no joy!

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Flor Lynch
    To: vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:01 AM
    Subject: [vip_students] Re: "read-editt"


    That depends on the Web site.  If we knew the identity, we'd be able 
    say what is probably being looked for.  Also pay attention to what
    preceded the form - there may be a list of particulars provided which
    are later to be filled in by you.  I turn Forms Mode off by tapping 
    PC cursor, and then i down arrow, etc.  This can result in more
    information being given than may be the case when you leave Forms Mode
    on.  If it isn't clear the first time, read the page a few more times
    until it does become clearer.  Don't be afraid to route JAWS cursor to
    PC cursor and the likes, when in doubt or difficulty.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Tony Sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>
    To: "students list" <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:30 AM
    Subject: [vip_students] "read-editt"

    > Hi All,
    > Now when I go on to certain websites  which have  a form field I am
    > asked for say the surname and then the county, which is no problem,
    > but then I go down to where it says:
    > "Read only, edit".
    > Wonder what "read only, edit" is all about and what should be done
    > then?
    > I do the forms mode thing so am then expected to input something.
    > You don't obviously read in there but are expected to type or you
    > won't indeed generate a result!
    > Thanks
    > Tony

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