Re: Combo & list boxes/Please help

Randy Barnett <randy@...>

Just trying to be helpfull as you probly already tried this: open the combo box then down arrow once hit enter then try to proceed then down arrow twice etc.... Do this until you get what you want. I realize this may not be viable in this situation but that is the last thing I can think of short of having a sighted person do it. Witch is the only way I can get some pages to work. :)

On 7/22/2017 9:53 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:
If the site doesn't require a login, could you provide the URL as I am sure some of us would like to take a look.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: Combo & list boxes/Please help

I understand what you're saying about the "carousel" effect but I don't think that is the issue in this case. There are only four choices ......
the one that is selected by default is not the one I need which is why it is necessary to make a change in this box. I guess it comes down to utilizing tech support from Freedom Scientific and/or Microsoft Disability Help or finding a sighted person to come to my home ...... (heavy sigh)


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Combo & list boxes/Please help

These sites often use a "carousel" effect, which is a part of the site that changes what it displays as a sighted user watches. When they see something they like, a simple mouse click will launch that item. This carousel effect can also be used in lists, and I agree that this is likely what Laura might be experiencing.

Consider a list of choices that is displayed when you open a combo list titled "beverages". Then picture that this list is restricted to just 4 items to save space on the web page. It could initially offer things like coffee, tea, cocoa, and water. But as there are usually more than just those four choices, the list begins to scroll through many other choices, changing the list just like an escalator, which means that JAWS can't update the changes in real time.

I wonder if it's possible to virtualize the list or the window to see if that would freeze the list momentarily to allow us to view it. However if the list is changing dynamically in the background it seems reasonable that the virtualized list would soon be outdated.

I'm not sure what we can do with our current JAWS tools, but this might be what we are experiencing.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Maria Campbell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 07:30
Subject: Re: Combo & list boxes/Please help

I call those busy sites and I'm finding more and more of them with JAWS not handling them well.
"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 7/22/2017 10:26 AM, Shirley Tracy wrote:
I posted the same question a few weeks ago. I believe that the best
I got was that you may be on a web site where things are moving. (That
isn't exactly the right term, but at the moment I can't think of a
better way to say it).

More web sites are becoming compatible, and I am not having as much

Shirley Tracy
now available at major book sellers

---- Maria Campbell <> wrote:

I'm also finding more and more difficulty dealing with combo boxes.
Amazon is a problem, at least at a wedding registry page.
"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 7/21/2017 9:51 PM, Laura Richardson wrote:

I've come across a combo box on a web site that is different from
others I've encountered. Usually I open the combo box by pressing
+ down arrow and then I use my up and down arrow keys to find the
+ item
I want to select and then press enter.

When I open this combo box Jaws says "list box" .. Is it common to
have a list box inside of a combo box? I don't know how to open a
list box and navigate it to make my selection .. Could somebody
please help?


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