Re: a possible problem with combo boxes and latest NVDA


On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 12:58 PM, Jonathan COHN wrote:
In summary, if Kroger Web developers slightly change the behaviors of their dropdown it will be a lot easier for keyboard only and screen reader users to use it.
And I thank you for this contribution because it is a direct example of the more general situation where exactly how a web page is coded can have accessibility ramifications that differ between browsers and/or screen readers.

For combo boxes, you'd think that by now there would be The One, True Way of coding them, but there isn't.  And the newer a web object is, and they keep being invented, the less likely it is that any de facto standard for coding exists and different screen readers make different guesses the best they can.

That's why having a secondary screen reader that you're basically familiar with really is a vital tool in the toolbox.  You don't have to be able to be as proficient with all aspects as you are with your favorite one, but knowing how to navigate a webpage doesn't entail that level of proficiency, and can sometimes get you out of a jam.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov


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