moderated Re: next door question
Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
As I said, you should try Alt + Down arrow which sometimes works better for opening combo boxes. I deal with a few where if I use Enter and then arrow down it selects the item and then closes the combo box and if I want to select an item especially when there are many selections this makes it very tedious, but if I use Alt + Down arrow I can arrow down through all the options until I find the one I want and then I can select it by pressing enter.
Also, as I explained in my last email, there are some combo boxes where I can't do anything unless I turn off the virtual cursor, tab until I get to it which means you may have to tab a lot depending where on the page it is and then I can interact with it and turn on the virtual cursor again afterwards.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: October 27, 2021 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: next door question
Thanks, I use the enter key mostly or the spacebar. Other suggestions are appreciated. Judy & Libby
What keystroke do you use to open the combo boxes?
Laurie, thanks, that lets me know it’s not my 2019 jaws, even with the most current it doesn’t work. I can reply to someone else’s message, but that’s all I can do. I guess they care about neighbors as long as they aren’t disabled. It really steams me, something maybe the NFB or ACB can get on. Maybe a law suit would give them inspiration. Judy & Libby
It’s funny that this question was sent. It’s been several months since I last used the page. Back then I could find and do whatever I needed to do. This week I gave up at it completely. I’m using Windows 10 and JAWS 22.
I agree with you. I am not sure accessibility is of much interest to them. Sad face.
Am I the only one who has noticed that Next Door has become more and more inaccessible. I used to be able to go to the home page, find a link for posting a message, pick the category etc. Now none of the combo boxes work for the purposes of picking your category so it won’t go through. Going to the help section and filling out a contact form is the same thing; none of the combo boxes work to choose topics. Has anyone had any success with this, posting a message etc? Using win 10 and jaws 19. Judy & Libby