Jaws and the Generic Lightbox Demo

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 11 17:10:20 UTC 2008


On Jul 31, 2008, at 7:47 AM, Michael S Elledge wrote:

>  Maybe we should put together a table that summarizes the keys,  
> commands and functionality for the Fluid components?
Having this information in one place sounds like a great idea.  I'll  
create a jira task so it can be in the mix of priorities.

-Daphne
>
>
> Mike
>
>
> Jonathan Hung wrote:
>> As far as I know, there's no way of detecting whether or not a  
>> certain AT is being run. If this were possible, we wouldn't have to  
>> try to figure out good key combinations that work with major ATs  
>> like WindowEyes and JAWS.
>>
>> This is why we have to mention both instructions (CTRL+Direction  
>> key, and CTRL+J/I/K/M) since we don't know if a user is using an AT  
>> or not.
>>
>> Your #3 point is very good. I think the instructions should be  
>> easily and quickly accessible to the user. I'm a big fan of  
>> instructions or help mode especially for AT users who don't  
>> necessarily have the visual cues to deduce functionality. We should  
>> probably check to see that all our other components have similar  
>> help text / instructions easily accessible to an AT like JAWS.
>>
>> - Jonathan.
>>
>> ---
>> Jonathan Hung / jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca <mailto:jonathan.hung at utoronto.ca 
>> >
>> University of Toronto - ATRC
>> Tel: (416) 946-3002
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Justin <justin.obara at utoronto.ca <mailto:justin.obara at utoronto.ca 
>> >> wrote:
>>
>>    I'm still very new to using Jaws. I'm trying to learn and  
>> understand
>>    not only how the software works, but how a typical user would  
>> make use
>>    of it.
>>
>>    I was testing it on the generic lightbox example
>>    (http://build.fluidproject.org/fluid/sample-code/reorderer/generic-lightbox/generic-lightbox.html
>>    ) and a few things came to mind.
>>
>>    1) you  need to turn Browse Mode off to use keyboard drag and  
>> drop,
>>    this isn't in the keyboard instructions.
>>
>>    2) For Jaws the 'ctrl + a direction key" movement doesn't work
>>    properly, yet it is still mentioned to the user.
>>
>>    3) The user has to perform an additional tab after hearing the
>>    instructions, in order to perform drag and drop, but isn't told  
>> this.
>>
>>    Would it be possible to change the instructions so that the person
>>    using jaws does not hear the written instructions, but a specific
>>    message that includes the necessary information (as mentioned in  
>> the
>>    points above)?
>>
>>    Would a typical Jaws user need these instructions (points above)?
>>
>>    Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>    Thanks
>>    Justin
>>
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Daphne Ogle
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