moderated Re: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site

Tim Ford

Hi Tom,


I have had good luck with the following approach.  Use the JAWS key + F5 to bring up the list of boxes and buttons.  Arrow down to the box you want and press enter. That should place you in the correct edit box, depending on how your forms mode is set in JAWS. 


I admit this does not always work, but it does work for about 90% of web sites.


Tim Ford



From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:25 PM
To: jfw list
Subject: Problem Entering Text Into A Particular Web Site


Hello, everyone.


Due to some hham radio-related volunteer work I’m doing, I need to send brief alert text messages via a specific web site that is often used for public-service and emergency communication purposes.


In order to send a message, I must complete fields in a web form, which is actually fairly accessible.


However, in part of the form, Jaws tells me that I’m in the message edit box, while, in reality, my PC cursor gets stuck in the subject field which is previous to the message edit box on the form.


How can I be sure that the Jaws and PC cursor are in the same place when completing this form?


Normally, I’d post the web site and ask for everyone’s input, but the site is somewhat secure, and used for public-service/emergency communications, so I need to be careful.


I’ll try to clarify the issue further if needed.


Thanks for any input.


Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan



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