moderated Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

If the button is totally invisible I don’t think anybody can mark it. The only option here is to tell the owner of the site about the problem and hope they are open towards making it accessible again. I am not a Jaws scripter, but it might be possible to achieve this also with a script.


From: <> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:48 AM
Subject: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?


Hello All,


One of my favorite video streaming sites suddenly changed a few months ago.  Before the sudden change, videos would start automatically, then suddenly they would not.  I had Microsoft’s nice accessibility office remote in to my computer.  The guy was able to immediately spot and click the play button, but I could not figure out where the button was, so I know the cause, but not how to solve it.


Is there a way for Microsoft’s remote session person to label the button so JAWS will let me work that button?  Or, is this something that can be done only by a sighted person sitting at my computer?  In either case, how would they mark/label the button?


Tim Ford


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