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accessibility for the screen reader

  • Hi!
    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.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    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.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    Sorry, it was me who tagged you Esmi :S



    Forum Moderator

    Thanks anyway, Andrew, 🙂

    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.



    Forum Moderator

    Are you using the latest version of JAWS?

    Yes, I use the latest version – JAWS14

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