Jaws reading across the page in IE

Laurie McArthur laurie.mcarthur at utoronto.ca
Wed Jul 9 15:39:49 UTC 2008

Sorry, I was delayed replying since I wanted to check something out - but I
haven't had the time yet...I'm was thinking about the Table mode (I may be
making the term up... but there are Jaws commands for Tables)... pressing T
to move from table cell to table cell (if my memory is accurate). Is there a
live page I can try this on?

It might also depend on the configuration of Jaws for reading tables,
although this might be a stretch... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Anastasia Cheetham [mailto:a.cheetham at utoronto.ca] 
Sent: July-09-08 10:55 AM
To: michelle.dsouza at utoronto.ca
Cc: fluid-work; Laurie McArthur
Subject: Re: Jaws reading across the page in IE

On 9-Jul-08, at 5:08 AM, michelle.dsouza at utoronto.ca wrote:

> The page I'm looking at is a table with a single row. Each
> 'td' in the row is a separate widget containing a title, information,
> lists etc. When I listen in IE, Jaws is reading across the page so I
> get the title of the widget in column 1 followed by the title of the
> widget in column 2 etc. This is very confusing! In FireFox the entire
> widget 1 is read before widget 2 which is *much* easier to understand
> and makes a lot more sense. Does anyone have any experience with this?
> Do I have Jaws in the wrong mode or something?

Interesting... The only thing I can think of is the Virtual PC Cursor  
mode, which can be toggled on and off. I'm still learning what that  
means, but it is something you might want to try both ways, and see if  
it makes any difference.

To toggle, use INS+z - in response, you should hear a voice saying  
whether you turned it on or off.

Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto

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