Thanks all. Glad to understand this
better. I need to get better about using place markers for
some of my more challenging internal company websites. Funny
how we can just forget about features.
It has already been a big help in our
timekeeping system and I’m going to see if it will help with a
couple other places that aren’t very accessible.
David and Maria have already addressed your
questions. I can confirm that placemarkers do not work across
browsers. One more thought.
I have found that putting a placemarker on
a link makes it the most reliable. I wonder if David’s comment
about dynamic content explains why. Regardless, like you, I
place focus at the beginning of a line, then set the
placemarker. Like Maria, I anchor it to text.
Using JAWS 2019. Like many of you, I jump
between a couple different browsers depending on what I’m
doing. Here at work, I have a couple internal company sites
that are cluttered, so I’m setting place markers to get to
pertinent parts of the screen. I’d like to clarify my
understanding, since I’m still new to doing this with JAWS.
For one page, I added a place marker at a
line of text above a bunch of buttons I use. I think I set
this PlaceMarkers while using IE 11. If I open the page in
Chrome and hit K, it takes me to a different spot on the
page. In the second case, I set a place marker at the top
of the main section of a page where the company posts news
stories. The K key works as expected in IE 11, but JAWS says
there are no place markers when I open the page in Chrome.
Are place markers specific to the browser
or to the URL? In other words, should I be able to set a
place marker and have it work on any browser I open the page
Second, if the above is true, what could I
do differently in my first example where the place marker
takes me to the right spot in IE 11, but to a spot earlier on
the page in Chrome. For context, this page is set up with a
top navigation bar, a left nav, then two columns of
information in the middle. My place marker is supposed to go
to the top of the right column and, within Chrome, takes me to
a point near the bottom of the left column, about 2 inches
visually below and 1 inch visually left of where I intended
the place marker. There are a number of settings in that
place marker dialog, so I must have done it incorrectly. I
think in Window Eyes I would select the text on the screen,
then set the place marker. At least with one of these above,
I think I put the cursor just before the line of text when I
set the marker, but it labeled the place marker with the full
line of text, so I figured I had done it right.
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