From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: preforming a right click
On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 01:21 PM, Gene Warner wrote:
It would have really been nice if they could have done without all these different cursors
There really are only two that are "active" at any given time, the virtual cursor and the PC cursor.
And the virtual cursor is either going to be the JAWS Cursor, if you're doing pretty much everything via keyboard, or the Touch Cursor. Those are both "situational overlays" for the virtual cursor and only the virtual cursor.
Believe me, it took me forever to wrap my head around the fact that screen readers really are not "reading the screen" in any meaningful sense of that phrase. They load what is shown on the screen into a virtual cursor and everything is happening on the material loaded there. And for someone who can see, the virtual cursor can get very confusing if a web page is coded sloppily such that the visual presentation is beautifully organized but how that loads into the virtual cursor is not. Good HTML coding makes visual presentation and virtual cursor ordering largely congruent. But crappy HTML coding can have the ordering of what gets loaded into the virtual cursor not have anything at all to do with how visual presentation lays things out. When a screen reader user starts at the top of a page, and a few short navigation commands later is buried in the middle or at the end, not following the visual flow, it's a nightmare (and not just for the sighted assistant, because that visual flow is important to how the data is ordered for someone who can see it, so it should be ordered similarly for someone who can't, but it isn't).
Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
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