Re: Replying to the list using the web site
I wrote a reply in the correct area. I can tab to the correct edit field if I turn browse mode off. And if I hadn't been able to, I still should have been able to send a blank message with the reply below it by using the reply to group button. I don't know what the problem is but the button may not work properly when activated from the keyboard.
It usually doesn't matter if I can send a reply from the web interface, but now and then, I've deleted a message I later want to reply to.
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I am suspecting that what you believe you did, and what you actually did, might be ever so slightly different. If you have logged in to the Groups.io website, gone to the messages for a group, and hit the reply button, this should open up the reply area and hitting the Reply to Group button should send what you compose.
That being said, I'm in NVDA right now while composing this message and the reply composition area is not announced as an edit box. When I finally land in it it announces, "Section editable clickable, clickable." I still haven't found the way to "quick jump" past all of the control buttons straight into this box. I find it interesting that the Subject field does announce, "Subject, editable." I'd think that this box would announce either, "Message text, editable," or "Reply, editable," but it doesn't.
Once I hit NVDA Key + Spacebar to switch back to browse mode I then cannot escape this edit box by tabbing, and that wasn't true earlier. Now that I've been playing with this again I'm still stuck in the compose box and can't get out as I'd think I should.
Even though I'm not the most skilled screen reader user there are clearly accessibility issues with the Groups.io website and certain behaviors are particularly vexing.
I'm just curious as to what you actually did mostly because it didn't work and I can't even get myself out of this editing area "by conventional means."
As an aside, I updated to the Creators Update yesterday and when I just fired up NVDA 2017.1 to compose this message I got a massively long announcement regarding Narrator and the languages it's available in. I found that more than a bit odd and, though it could be helpful, hope it's a one time shot.--
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
~ Dorothy Nevill