Re: Fillable PDF Forms & NVDA
The message states that tabbing doesn't work. If tabbing doesn't work, it is very unlikely that numpad 5 or, what is actually the correct key, numpad 8, will work. Numpad 8 is the read current line command. Numpad 5 is the read current word command. You want to read the line, not a single word.
The only command I know that may be relevant is NVDA key tab. JAWS key tab does the same thing. It reads the field you are in. While possible that this will help, I doubt it. but you can try.
From: Andre Fisher
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Fillable PDF Forms & NVDA
What happens when u press either NVDA+Numpad 5 or NVDA+Tab?
On 4/25/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> 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
> announced then.
> 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.]
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