[Athen] Sub-lists

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Aug 6 13:07:05 PDT 2014

JAWS says “List of one items, nesting level 1” which should give her the info she needs. When you reach the end of the nested list, JAWS says “list end nesting level 1” which lets her know she is moving back to the main list.

I believe NVDA also announces it this way, but I don’t have it available at the moment to test.


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Karen Sorensen
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 2:58 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Sub-lists

Hi Colleagues,
In working with a screen reader user, she expressed confusion about a sub-list. JAWS just read "list of 5 items" but before it reached the end of those 5 items, it read "list of 1 item". She thought something was wrong because it hadn't read all of the five items. Is there a better way to mark this up so it's obvious the list of 1 item is a sub-list?
I asked if she could tell it was a sub-list because it hadn't reached the end of the 5 items yet, but she was more inclined to not believe the "list of 5 items" was correct.
Here's the list:

* Main Menu
* Courses
* Homework Sets

* Section 1_2

* Passwork/Email
* Grades


Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College
"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Tim Berners-Lee
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