[Athen] Word Forms
lsnider at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 15:26:40 PDT 2017
When creating forms in Word (when one has to use Word and not convert to
PDF), best practice is to use the legacy tools form fields and put help
text in each form field (radio buttons slightly different). The help text
was required because the screen reader will go into forms mode, and it
would only read the help text in each form field, not the text outside of
Best practice is to repeat the question in each form field, along with what
the form field is. For example the first form text box would have the help
text of '1. How much do you earn each year? 2017', the second text box
would have the '1. How much do you earn each year? 2016', etc.
Is this still the case if a screen reader user is using the latest version
of NVDA/JAWS and Word 2016?
I am using a fast insider version of Word 2016 and did a very quick test
with NVDA and JAWS and found that they read the questions, as well as the
help text in the form items.
Does one still have to repeat the question in each form item? Or is that
Oh and can anyone tell me if Dragon uses the help text as well?
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