moderated jaws and alt text.


Patrick Murphy
 

hi, this is an unusual one (i think).
i have a buffalo link station. its a nas device. it is run through a web interface. for various features on this machine, you are asked to enter a verification number in order to complete a step, such as shutting it down, saving a backup job etc.
when you look at the numbers you are asked to enter, it is always a four digit number. they are shown as pictures above the entry box.
jaws tells you what they are using the "alt" text assigned to the numbers.
i know this, because i have inspected the code for the html page generated by the machine. as i said, there are four numbers.
jaws will say "number_1" "number_2" "number_3" "number_4". when you look at the actual file being presented in the html, it will be something like "num_6.png" "num_1.png" "num_4.png" "num_7.png".
so the number you have to enter is 6147. these numbers are generated randomally.
so, my question is, instead of jaws saying the "alt" text which is always the same regardless of the number, can i get jaws to say the actual name of the file?
sorry, i know this is complicated.
the first number presented, always has the alt text as "number_1".
however, the file attached can be anything from "num_0.png" to "num_9.png".
if i can get the file names, then i will know what number to enter.
i have tried everything.
assign a label to a graphic doesn't work.
i cannot alter the page, because it is generated by the machine.
graphics labeller doesn't work.
i cannot find any settings in the browser.
the browser i am using is "brave".
yes, i have tried edge, firefox, chrome etc.
is there anything i am missing?
something i haven't tried?

thanks,

patrick


Mike B.
 


Hi Patrick,
 
Have you tried a different Speech and Sound scheme?  Or, have you tried modifying one of the existing Speech and Sound schemes?
 
To open the list of Speech and Sound schemes press, Insert, Alt + S, navigate to a different scheme and press enter to activate.
Note: when you first open the list of schemes your current scheme is highlighted so, make note of the current scheme so you can return to it if need be.
 
If you need to modify a scheme you'll have to do that in the Settings Center.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:19 AM
Subject: jaws and alt text.

hi, this is an unusual one (i think).
i have a buffalo link station. its a nas device. it is run through a web interface. for various features on this machine, you are asked to enter a verification number in order to complete a step, such as shutting it down, saving a backup job etc.
when you look at the numbers you are asked to enter, it is always a four digit number. they are shown as pictures above the entry box.
jaws tells you what they are using the "alt" text assigned to the numbers.
i know this, because i have inspected the code for the html page generated by the machine. as i said, there are four numbers.
jaws will say "number_1" "number_2" "number_3" "number_4". when you look at the actual file being presented in the html, it will be something like "num_6.png" "num_1.png" "num_4.png" "num_7.png".
so the number you have to enter is 6147. these numbers are generated randomally.
so, my question is, instead of jaws saying the "alt" text which is always the same regardless of the number, can i get jaws to say the actual name of the file?
sorry, i know this is complicated.
the first number presented, always has the alt text as "number_1".
however, the file attached can be anything from "num_0.png" to "num_9.png".
if i can get the file names, then i will know what number to enter.
i have tried everything.
assign a label to a graphic doesn't work.
i cannot alter the page, because it is generated by the machine.
graphics labeller doesn't work.
i cannot find any settings in the browser.
the browser i am using is "brave".
yes, i have tried edge, firefox, chrome etc.
is there anything i am missing?
something i haven't tried?

thanks,

patrick


Patrick Murphy
 

Hi Mike,

yep, tried everything.
got jaws to say shortest attribute, longest attrubite, etc.
what i need is for jaws to say the actual file name that is attached to the graphic element in the generated html.

regards,

patrick


Patrick Murphy
 

hi folks,

sorry about this, but i am not sure if anyone in the group is getting my messages.
i am using the web interface, so i dont know if i am replying correctly.
even if you dont have an answer for me, can someone just let me know that my messages are getting through?
there is a lot of check boxes and buttons on the web interface, so i dont know if i am doing this right.
i only have my preferences set to "summary".

i am really sorry about this.

my original message is below to mike.

regards and thanks,

patrick

Hi Mike,

yep, tried everything.
got jaws to say shortest attribute, longest attrubite, etc.
what i need is for jaws to say the actual file name that is attached to the graphic element in the generated html.

regards,

patrick


Don Walls
 

Yes Patrick, our emails are coming through.
 
Don
 
From: Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and alt text.
 
hi folks,

sorry about this, but i am not sure if anyone in the group is getting my messages.
i am using the web interface, so i dont know if i am replying correctly.
even if you dont have an answer for me, can someone just let me know that my messages are getting through?
there is a lot of check boxes and buttons on the web interface, so i dont know if i am doing this right.
i only have my preferences set to "summary".

i am really sorry about this.

my original message is below to mike.

regards and thanks,

patrick

Hi Mike,

yep, tried everything.
got jaws to say shortest attribute, longest attrubite, etc.
what i need is for jaws to say the actual file name that is attached to the graphic element in the generated html.

regards,

patrick


Stanley Haupt
 

Your messages have been arriving in my inbox.

Stanley Haupt

bookworm@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick Murphy
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws and alt text.

 

hi folks,

sorry about this, but i am not sure if anyone in the group is getting my messages.
i am using the web interface, so i dont know if i am replying correctly.
even if you dont have an answer for me, can someone just let me know that my messages are getting through?
there is a lot of check boxes and buttons on the web interface, so i dont know if i am doing this right.
i only have my preferences set to "summary".

i am really sorry about this.

my original message is below to mike.

regards and thanks,

patrick

Hi Mike,

yep, tried everything.
got jaws to say shortest attribute, longest attrubite, etc.
what i need is for jaws to say the actual file name that is attached to the graphic element in the generated html.

regards,

patrick


Jim Weiss <jimweiss72@...>
 

Patrick,
Yes, your messages are coming through.
Jim Weiss

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.” - Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)




On Sep 21, 2022, at 5:04 AM, Patrick Murphy <murphy.patrick42@...> wrote:

hi folks,

sorry about this, but i am not sure if anyone in the group is getting my messages.
i am using the web interface, so i dont know if i am replying correctly.
even if you dont have an answer for me, can someone just let me know that my messages are getting through?
there is a lot of check boxes and buttons on the web interface, so i dont know if i am doing this right.
i only have my preferences set to "summary".

i am really sorry about this.

my original message is below to mike.

regards and thanks,

patrick

Hi Mike,

yep, tried everything.
got jaws to say shortest attribute, longest attrubite, etc.
what i need is for jaws to say the actual file name that is attached to the graphic element in the generated html.

regards,

patrick