Kevin Meyers <kevinmeyers@...>
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One other thought. I would mention to the author of the web site they should follow ARIA: Accessible Rich Internet Applications and look at w3.org which Provides information on making sites accessible to the visually impaired as well as other disabilities. The url has information about ARIA and other ways to help make their site accessible. You could even mention that there are about 19 million people in this country with a disability. Not a small market.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of paul lemm
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: links not being read in chrome, but being read fine in IE
Huge thanks for the reply, that’s actually really helpful to have an understanding of why it’s not working, I can now go back to the author of the site and see if he is able to make the appropriate changes.
Thanks again for the help
I finally took a look at the html on the site. One of the things a developer should do is test their web site on more than one browser. Plus they should have individuals with different disabilities test the site. They probably didn’t think of how a screen reader picks up on text or graphics. The site is using what I think is an attribute I never saw before. I think the internet explorer recognize it and the other browsers do not. I would suggest to them to use the alt attribute. The code uses the alt attribute in other locations. Yet it sets the alt attribute associated value to blank. A screen reader needs the alt attribute to have text.
I hop;e this helps.
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