trouble with clickable elements

Giles Turnbull

Hi all,

I'm hoping somebody can figure out why I can't get this competition entry page to work. I'll paste the link and then describe what is, and what isn't, happening:

There are quite a few clickable elements and the only way I seem to be able to activate them is with object navigation. I know it works with the category I want to enter (a poem) because it drops down a box that has the number 1 in it ... I only want to enter 1 poem so that is fine so far ...

Next on the page are 4 items that need to be clicked to confirm they are correct ... I’ve read the rules and agree to the terms and conditions of the competition, I’ve got the correct version of my entry, My name isn’t on the entry, and All my information is correct.

I have activated each of these with object navigation, the way that worked when I selected what category I wanted to enter, but nothing seems to happen with these four items.

I asked my mother and she says they appear as four boxes that need checking, so I looked to see if there were any physical checkboxes by using the x keyboard shortcut ... with no success. she tells me that when she checks each box then a new dropdown box opens where a file can be attached.

without being able to get that "dropdown box" to open, I'm unable to enter the competition. Obviously the description "dropdown box" is my mum's and, without being able to get anything to open, I've no idea what sort of control it is ... my instinct is that it'll be a button, but I know there are no buttons on the page to upload a file ... the categories respond to the b shortcut key for a button, as does the button to sign up to the mailing list, but those seem to be the only buttons. One thing I do hear with NVDA is that there is one more clicable element just after where it says "1 poetry entry total £10, but object navigation doesn't find that clicable element and hitting enter on it has no effect either.

I will contact the competition organisers if no resolution to this can be found, but I figured somebody here might know what is happening.

I'm using NVDA 2020.1 and have tried using Firefox (version 76.0.1 (64-bit)) and Google Chrome with the same results in each. Operating system is Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.836)

Thanks for any ideas :)


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