What happens when u press either NVDA+Numpad 5 or NVDA+Tab?
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On 4/25/16, Brian Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I could be completely confused, misremembering something, or, well,
something else, but I could swear that I remember there being an NVDA
command that one could use to get the name of the field you've landed in
when working with a fillable PDF.
I was just trying out the IRS Form 1040 from the 2015 tax year, and could
swear that at one point I saw somebody hitting a specific keyboard shortcut
to get NVDA to announce the form field you'd landed in, e.g., last name,
first name, etc. In fact, I seem to recall seeing NVDA (or maybe it was
JAWS) announcing the name of the form field you were landing in as you
tabbed through a fillable PDF form as you tabbed through it.
Tonight I'm only getting "blank" when I land in a fillable field and I can
tell I'm in focus mode when I land in it and am able to shift to browse mode
via NVDA+Spacebar, but can't get any further in getting the field name
Is there a way to get the name of the field that you're supposed to be
filling in announced so that you know what you should be typing? [I realize
this can't work if the form wasn't designed with accessibility in mind, but
I thought the federal tax forms that you download from the IRS website had
been so for some years now.]
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he
knows to be idiots.
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