From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 4:02 AM
Subject: Re: links not being read in chrome, but being read fine in IE
Hi Randy and
Thanks for offering to take a look at the page/links for me, that’s very kind and much appreciated. However, the webpage isn’t live
yet so I can’t share it, but I’ve also found some other accessibility issues with the theme I am using , due to this and combined with the link issues I mentioned earlier, I have decided to use a different theme .
Again though a huge thanks for the offers of help
I have been creating web sites for a html/css class I’m taking. I could take a look at the actual code and maybe find out what is going
on behind the sceens. Do you have the site you are looking at promoted so I can use a url to look at it?
I have come across this with links when I am reading the MIT articles. Edge, Chrome and Firefox will just say link but IE says the name of the link...
Funny the oldist "outdated browser is the only one working correctly. So it is not that they arent labled correctly... Not sure why this happens but it is strange.
On 4/8/2019 2:38 PM, paul lemm wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I have seen that kind of behaviour before with links in chrome, but for these links , even if I move up or down from the link
the link name is still not being spoken by Jaws for some reason. I’ve even tried CTRL and f to bring up the search, but even the search function can’t seem to find the link names , it’s like they just aren’t showing for some strange reason in chrome and Firefox.
Sometimes I find in Chrome, it will say the word Link, then underneath will be the name of the link when you down arrow. Is it doing that? Like this:-
On separate lines in the browse buffer.
You see this too on the Wordpress Dashboard, if you go into any option like Updates, then look for the dashboard link, it is not spoken.
I believe this to be a Chrome problem.
All the best
I’m building a word press site. The theme I’m using seems nice and accessible and is working well with screen readers, but I’ve come across 4 links
which aren’t being read out by jaws in chrome and Firefox and jaws just says link, but yet if I use IE the links are read out fine by Jaws and will for example say ‘link favorites’. I’ve tried with NVDA too and get the same issue. I’m hoping to reach out
to the developer/author of the word press theme and see if they can make any adjustments so Jaws will read out what these four links actually are , rather than just saying link, but I wanted to go back to him with a solution as to how to possibly fix the
link, so does anyone know the technical reason links wouldn’t read their names in chrome and Firefox but yet would work fine in internet explorer?
Many thanks in advance for any help