A little more info. The problem I described does not occur with firefox. Having to use the escape to get the next edit box to read is not a big issue but when you are typing in a large comment as part of the web form and you can not review what you have typed is a real problem.
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On 2/22/2021 5:27 PM, Gene wrote:
Unless you are already familiar with a form, leaving forms mode and down arrowing through the form, switching to forms mode when necessary, then switching to browse mode and continuing to down arrow, is a better system than tabbing either in forms mode or browse mode. You don't know what information you may miss explaining something in the form such as giving an example of what is wanted in a field.does. There may be other information in forms between fields as well.
Just tabbing in unfamiliar forms causes all sorts of unnecessary problems.
So, while it may be something developers will want to correct, that still doesn't get at a much more serious problem, how so many people fill out unfamiliar forms.
*From:* Don H <mailto:lmddh50@...>
*Sent:* Monday, February 22, 2021 5:06 PM
*To:* firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
*Subject:* [nvda] problem filling out web form
Running Win 10 20h2 and NVDA 2020.4 and using latest version of Google
Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
If I go to citracal.com and try to fill out the contact us form Nvda
will not allow you to review what you have typed into a edit box nor
will it announce the next edit box when you hit tab to move to it. Only
way to move to next edit box on the contact us form is to hit escape
then tab to the next part of the form. This happens both when using MS
Edge and Google chrome. Jaws reads the form correctly.
Here is the exact steps to see the issue.
Go to www.citracal.com <http://www.citracal.com>
move to the contact us form and hit enteer
move to the combo box that asks for the reason for the contact and tab
now hit e to move to the first edit box which is first name
now try to tab to the next edit box which is last name. Nvda says
nothing unless you hit the escape key between each edit box to be filled