[Xerte] Re: Xerte online toolkits and Jaws

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Jun 13 16:36:09 BST 2012

The attached file deals with the absence of a label for the volume control. If I understand correctly all the other controls are spoken OK?

The issue outstanding is JAWS not reading it the first time round? I'm unsure about that one.

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of K.L.Baker
Sent: 08 June 2012 12:28
To: 'xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk'
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Xerte online toolkits and Jaws

Hi Julian

Thanks for the suggestion - our web developer has copied the file you sent into our Xerte installation and it does seem to have made a significant improvement when using Jaws. The following pages now have meaningful text that Jaws can read: next, previous, contents, text to speech, continue. This seems to work most of the time, although sometimes the labels only appear the second time you list the buttons in Jaws. The volume control and slider are not given meaningful labels. Also the buttons used within the learning objects do now have a meaningful label (e.g. feedback, zoom, etc). Do you think there might be way that we could get Jaws to read labels associated with these?

Many thanks for any thoughts you might have on this.

Kirsty Baker
Information Literacy Specialist
Open University Library
01908 (8) 58478

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