[Athen] testing with JAWS & NVDA
hkramer at colorado.edu
Mon Feb 9 15:09:13 PST 2015
Sorry - meant to send this out to 2 specific people but welcome anyone who
has a response on these issues.
On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Howard Kramer <hkramer at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Hello All:
> This question will get into the technical weeds. I've been testing a few
> systems here at UCB with JAWS 15/I.E. 11 and NVDA (ver. 2014.4)/Firefox
> (ver. 35.01).
> The one issue I came across which is causing confusion is that NVDA does
> not read the underscore "_" character out unless you're on the word and
> issue the spell command. The underscore "_" is used in a number of foreign
> language exams as a "fill in the blank line" placeholder. JAWS reads the
> "_" fine, repeating the character only 3 or so times. Even when I turn on
> punctuation in NVDA to read "_" always, it still will only read the
> characters when a spell command is issued.
> Are either of you aware of this issue? Looking at the code I would judge
> the text with these characters accessible - yet NVDA seems to have a pretty
> hard time finding and reading these characters. Are you aware of an
> accessibility best practice that call for using something other than an
> underscore "_" for indicating a blank.
> Also, noticed that JAWS doesn't seem to work well with FF or is that my
> lack of skill with JAWS? NVDA seems to work very well with Firefox - this
> is the only glitch I've come across.
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> Howard Kramer
> CO-PI - UDUC
> *Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula*
> Lecturer, Cont. Ed - Evening & Cred Admin
> cell: 720-351-8668
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*Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula*
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