accessibility for the screen reader (7 posts)

  1. Anna
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm WordPress beginner, and looking for help using JAWS screen reader. Here are some of my issues when adding/editing the post:
    1. Many of the listed keyboard shortcuts don't work, for example, alt+A for link.
    2. Which option should I use - TEXT or VISUAL?
    3. When moving from one field to another, JAWS keeps announcing "Aplication Control" even after the post has been updated. Is there any way to stop this behaviour?
    Thanks in advance for any type of help.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Can you clarify where these keyboard shortcuts are being listed?

    2. Probably the Visual editor would be better. You stand less chance of having stuff like image markup being rendered "as is" but the difference should only be marginal.

    3. What are you doing when this happens?

    Incidentally, I don't monitor these forums for topics tagged with my username. :) But topics tagged with the word "accessibility" are monitored by the Make WordPress Accessible team, so someone should be along relatively quickly to answer any questions you have or note any feedback. I've added the tag to this topic for you.

  3. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, it was me who tagged you Esmi :S

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks anyway, Andrew, :-)

  5. Anna
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Esmi!
    1. They are the shortcuts for text editor - Bold (alt+B), Italic (alt+I), etc.
    3. JAWS weird behaviour starts when I click on "Visual", and doesn't stop even after clicking "Text". The only way I've found so far, is To close the editor.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using the latest version of JAWS?

  7. Anna
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I use the latest version - JAWS14

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